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Man of the People (1937)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  29 January 1937 (USA)
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Jack Moreno is an attorney with an office in the neighborhood he grew up in. All he wants is to help his friends and neighbors. But he has to do business with the mob in order to make a living.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Jack Moreno
Florence Rice ...
Abbey Reid
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William J. Grady
Ted Healy ...
Joe 'The Glut' Dwyer
Catherine Doucet ...
Mrs. Hattie Reid (as Catharine Doucet)
Paul Stanton ...
District Attorney Joel Stringer
Jonathan Hale ...
Carter Spetner
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Prosecutor Joseph B. Murphy
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Marie Rossetti
William Ricciardi ...
'Pop' Rossetti
Noel Madison ...
'Dopey' Benny
Soledad Jiménez ...
Mrs. Rossetti (as Soledad Jiminez)
Edward J. Nugent ...
Edward Spetner (as Edward Nugent)
Donald Briggs ...
Baldwin
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Jack Moreno is an attorney with an office in the neighborhood he grew up in. All he wants is to help his friends and neighbors. But he has to do business with the mob in order to make a living.

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Drama | Romance

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29 January 1937 (USA)  »

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To the Victor  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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MGM production number 979. See more »

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Let Me Day Dream
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Played and sung in Russian by an unidentified man at the Russian cafe
Sung in English by Florence Rice
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Supporting Actors Don't Need Stars
11 October 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

But they do need someone to make sure the script works and a director who can deal with zigs. Joseph Calleia -- best known as the heavy in GILDA --gets a chance to star in this programmer as a lawyer who joins the political machine and then fights it. He is especially fine in a couple of underplayed small scenes.

He is ably abetted by fine supporting actors like Jonathan Hale, Ted Healy and the always wonderful Thomas Mitchell. But the story veers and rushes off two thirds of the way through and before you can catch your breath, it's over. Was this originally broached as a vehicle for someone like Spencer Tracy and then bounced down? Director Marin never got out of the B movies, and his inability to direct Calleia in the second half shows why. Visually the picture is fine, with the usual MGM gloss. But even the best character actor needs the occasional hint from his director, and it looks like Marin could not supply it.


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