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Man of the People (1937)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  29 January 1937 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Jack Moreno
Florence Rice ...
Ted Healy ...
Joe 'The Glut'
Catherine Doucet ...
Mrs. Reid (as Catharine Doucet)
Paul Stanton ...
Jonathan Hale ...
Carter Spetner
Robert Emmett Keane ...
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 ...


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Release Date:

29 January 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Homem do Povo  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


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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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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