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The Chaser (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 29 July 1938 (USA)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Thomas Z. 'Tom' Brandon
Ann Morriss ...
Dorothy Mason
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Dr. Delford Q. Prescott
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'Floppy' Phil
Henry O'Neill ...
Mr. Calhoun
Ruth Gillette ...
Mrs. Olaf Olson
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Lars
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Simon Kelly, Traction Co. Adjuster
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Joe, Brandon Henchman
Irving Bacon ...
Harvey, Streetcar Conductor
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Mr. Beaumont, Traction Co. President
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Nick Copeland ...
Bailiff (scenes deleted)
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Miss Rutherford (scenes deleted)
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29 July 1938 (USA)  »

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Chasseurs d'accidents  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film's first television showings occurred in Los Angeles Tuesday 9 April 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Saturday 13 July 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); in San Francisco it was first telecast 21 August 1960 on KGO-TV (Channel 7). See more »

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Remake of The Nuisance (1933) See more »

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True to The Nuisance
10 November 2004 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

True story: whilst watching this film the other night, my ten-year old son said 'I've seen this movie'. In point of fact he hadn't, but the two of us HAD watched The Nuisance, the film this is based on, some months back. The Chaser is indeed an extremely close remake of the earlier film, and it's almost as good. Starring Dennis O'Keefe as ambulance chasing lawyer Tom Brandon, The Chaser also features Nat Pendleton in one of his typical 'lug with a heart of cold' roles, as well as Lewis Stone in a fine and bittersweet performance as an alcoholic MD who issues the appropriate diagnoses for Brandon's clients. The unlikely twosome dominate the film along with O'Keefe, with The Chaser's highlight being a marvelous scene where Pendleton and Stone examine poor John Qualen, here playing a suggestible Swedish beanpole named Lars. This film is clearly inferior to its progenitor only in the leading lady department, where an icy Ann Morriss replaced the more personable Madge Evans. All in all, a perfectly good way to spend 75 minutes on a cold, dark night.


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