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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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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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Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): Hank Mann (Watchman), Martin Faust (Hoodlum), Frank Bruno (Hoodlum), Ernie Adams, Frank Marlowe, Ray Cooke and Nick Copeland. See more »

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A Hot Time in the Old Town
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by Theo. A. Metz
Lyrics by Joe Hayden
Played by a band at the picnic
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Perfectly fine, slightly above average second feature
12 October 2005 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Man of the People is an odd feature that starts out looking like it's going to be a story about a man battling against machine politics, and then turns into a picture about a crusading attorney. The always fine Joseph Calleia stars as Joe Moreno, an Italian-American lawyer struggling to get by until a local political boss (the estimable Thomas Mitchell) takes him under his wing in exchange for defending one of his corrupt cronies. After winning the case after a remarkable courtroom sequence involving gefilte fish, Moreno has had his fill of being an organization man and tenders his resignation. He then proceeds to join up with an independently minded DA (an uncredited Frank Reicher) to take on a confidence scheme involving a gold detecting machine. Though the end result is a somewhat disjointed film, it's never less than watchable, and Calleia delivers an excellent, subtle performance.


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