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Director:
Writers:
Ethel Hill (screen play) &
Harvey Fergusson (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
7 September 1937 (USA) See more »
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Cast

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Richard Dix ... Tim Bart

Fay Wray ... Gloria Gay
Victor Kilian ... Slim
Franklin Pangborn ... Mr. Forsythe
Charles Arnt ... Jed Reed
Granville Bates ... Sam Bennett
William B. Davidson ... Al Howard
Arthur Loft ... Pete
Edgar Dearing ... Joe Stevens
James Donlan ... Shorty
Bill Burrud ... Billy - The Kid (as Billy Burrud)
Zeffie Tilbury ... Miss Gordon
Harold Goodwin ... Buck
Charles Brinley ... Pappy
Zeni Vatori ... Joe Spogoli
Wade Boteler ... Patrolman
Helen Brown ... Nurse
Mary Jane Temple ... Nurse
Robert Chisholm ... Englishman
Zita Moulton ... Englishwoman
Tom Chatterton ... Bank Manager
Byron Foulger ... Chet
Sam McDaniel ... Black Porter
Miki Morita ... Japanese Gardener
Arthur Wanzer ... Addison
D'Arcy Corrigan ... Shakespearean Actor
Scotty Beckett ... Boy
Delmar Watson ... Boy
Tommy Bupp ... Boy
Fred Walburn ... Boy
Wally Albright ... Boy
Sammy McKim ... Boy
Richard Terry ... Bank Robber / Driver
George Chesebro ... Bank Robber
Eddie Laughton ... Bank Robber
Don Brodie ... Don - Sound Man Don
Eddie Fetherston ... Eddie - Assistant Director
Beatrice Curtis ... Eleanor - Script Girl
Edward Hearn ... Cop
Lucille Lund ... American Girl
Harry Strang ... Joe Pratt
John Tyrrell ... Burt
Cyril Ring ... Rudy - Cameraman
Frank Ellis ... Gorman
Georgie Billings ... Tough Boy
Billy Wolfstone ... Fat Boy
Charles Williams ... Hymie - Photographer
Alexander Palasthy ... Russian
Francis Sayles ... Waiter
C.L. Sherwood ... Bum
Bruce Sidney ... Bank Manager
Philip Waldron ... Clark Gable
Doc Dearborn ... William Powell
Bob O'Keefe ... James Cagney
Howard Bruce ... Edward Arnold
Joan Beauchamp ... Myrna Loy
Margaret Wormser ... Loretta Young
John Bohn ... John Barrymore
Arthur McLaglen ... Victor McLaglen
James May ... W.C. Fields
Eugene DeVerdi ... Charles Chaplin
Charles Dow Clark ... Joe E. Brown
Frank Brown ... Harold Lloyd
Virginia Rendell ... Mae West
Carol Dietrich ... Marlene Dietrich
Frankie Farr ... Eddie Cantor (as Franky Farr)
Earl Haddon ... Bing Crosby
Berna Mack ... Claudette Colbert
Don Eddy ... Dancing Fred Astaire
Lillian Tours ... Dancing Ginger Rogers
Beatrice Coleman ... Ginger Rogers
Betty Dietrich ... Greta Garbo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Colleen Bawn ... Young Girl (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Interne in Children's Ward (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bruce Grant ... Boy (uncredited)
Roderick Grant ... Boy (uncredited)
Paul Hilton ... Boy (uncredited)
Richard Holland ... Boy (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Doctor (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Dresser (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Stagehand (uncredited)
Pat McCall ... Boy (uncredited)
Burton Cagney Miller ... Boy (uncredited)
Marilyn Milner ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Billy Smith ... Boy (uncredited)
Bobs Watson ... Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry Lachman 
 
Writing credits
Ethel Hill (screen play) &
Harvey Fergusson (screen play) &
Samuel Fuller (screen play) (as Sam Fuller)

Myles Connolly (story "Once a Hero")

Produced by
Myles Connolly .... associate producer
William Perlberg .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Walker 
 
Film Editing by
Al Clark 
Otto Meyer 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Goosson 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Kalloch 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arthur S. Black Jr. .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound engineer
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
 

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Runtime:
67 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Goofs:
Continuity: The car used by Tim Bart (Dix) during the making of his film as a gangster about to hold up a bank and the car used later by the three robbers in an actual hold-up attempt bears the same license plate number 6W 4079.See more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
We didn't need words...we had FACES!, 24 November 2008
Author: Lloyd Vinnik from United States

There haven't been many movies on the subject of THE most fascinating and terrifying era of Hollywood history - the chaotic and brutal transition from Silents to Talkies (that period ended WAY more Hollywood careers than the McCarthy blacklist era). The best known, of course, are "Singin' In The Rain" (the most complete treatment of the subject, and DAZZLINGLY funny), and "Sunset Blvd" (oh-so-dark, and with razor-sharp teeth), and they were both 20+ years after the fact. Here's one that's less than 10 years removed, when the wounds of the victims were still pretty fresh and oozing, and it's flawed but TERRIBLY fascinating in that light. This page categorizes it as COMEDY, but I didn't detect any (intentional) laughs, except perhaps in the bizarre (and tacked-on-feeling) party sequence near the end featuring actual stand-ins for many major stars of the day. One suspects that Dix played a major role in bringing this story to the screen, and that it might have represented his own story (his thinly-fictionalized character fails to make the switch to talkies because of a mild drawl, and because, supposedly, Westerns are finished due to the inability to take the new technology outdoors). As I studied his filmography on this site, I'm seeing that he was never unemployed during that era, but that he DID go from making 5 or 6 films a year in the mid-'20s to 1 or 2 a year in the early thirties, so I guess that might have been a sufficient jolt to his lifestyle to embitter him a bit. REALLY interesting stuff, and Fay Wray is GORGEOUS and memorable (as always). Absolutely recommendable to any Hollywood history buff.

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