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I Promise to Pay (1937)



(original screenplay), (original screenplay)

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Complete credited cast:
Eddie Lang
Richard Farra
Mary Lang
District Attorney J.E. Curtis
Police Captain Hall
Al Morton - aka Johnson
Patsy O'Connor ...
Judy Lang
Wallis Clark ...
B.G. Wilson
Bill Seaver
Mike Reardon
Henchman Fats
Henchman Fancyface
Henchman Whitehat


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Loan shark racket exposed!







Release Date:

21 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

City People  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Chester Morris and John Gallaudet walk past a movie theater showing Counterfeit (1936), a Columbia film of the preceding year in which they both appeared. See more »

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It's the chemistry
3 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I think I watched this film for Helen Mack. I had just seen her in "Girls of the Road" and her performance stood out in that mediocre attempt. What struck me was the chemistry between her and her co-star, Chester Morris. Their portrayal of a married couple still in love after eight years was so genuine I felt drawn in to their lives, felt their misery and disappointments, and sympathized with the gut wrenching decisions they had to make on a daily basis regarding the basic necessities of life. Yet in spite of their hard lives, or perhaps because of them, they stayed devoted to each other and very much connected. Whenever they were on screen the chemistry between them was unmistakable. They made me believe they really loved each other and that's what I found unusual. The rest of the movie is OK. Leo Carillo is a standout as the loan shark but the plot follows a more or less predictable path to a predictable ending. If it weren't for the scenes with Mack and Morris it would be entirely forgettable.

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