MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 104,271 this week

Fixer Dugan (1939)

Approved  |   |  Drama  |  21 April 1939 (USA)
5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 82 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 1 critic

A young girl is orphaned when her mother, a circus aerialist, is killed in a fall. A rival circus informs the sheriff that the girl is an orphan, and she is subsequently placed in an ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 91 titles
created 29 May 2012
 
a list of 5094 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 2699 titles
created 10 Jul 2013
 
list image
a list of 842 titles
created 17 Feb 2014
 

Related Items

Search for "Fixer Dugan" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Fixer Dugan (1939)

Fixer Dugan (1939) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Fixer Dugan.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

T-Men (1947)
Crime | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two US Treasury agents hunt a successful counterfeiting ring.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Wallace Ford, Alfred Ryder
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Clive Riordan plans a devilish revenge against his wife's lover.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Robert Newton, Sally Gray, Phil Brown
Highway 301 (1950)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Led by a psychotic killer, a vicious gang of armed robbers terrorizes Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina, robbing banks and payrolls and murdering anyone who might identify them

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Steve Cochran, Virginia Grey, Gaby André
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

An ex-con, just out of prison, and his wife meet a screen writer on the train and decide that, since he's writing about crime without knowing much about it, collaborating with him would be ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Lee Tracy, Joan Woodbury, Paul Guilfoyle
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Postal Investigators Tom and Doris follow a trail from a mail robbery on the East Coast to Los Angeles using a letter sent by General Delivery to "Jane Turner". When the letter (with loads ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Killy
Stars: Lee Tracy, Gloria Stuart, Ann Preston
Hot Saturday (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A pretty but virtuous small-town bank clerk is the victim of a vicious rumor from an unsuccessful suitor that she spent the night with a notorious womanizer.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Cary Grant, Nancy Carroll, Randolph Scott
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Ex-King Alfred VII is a young, handsome, and charming erstwhile monarch who once ruled a nation of two million people. Now all he has left are his Count Humbert and Duchess Anna, along with... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Fernand Gravey, Joan Blondell, Edward Everett Horton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Wealthy Chloe Brasher has three beautiful daughters; Bonnie, Kate, and Jan. Chloe pays attorney Deke Gentry to fix them up with three suitable husbands.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Blind detective Duncan Maclaine relies on his working senses to piece together an assortment of clues to solve a case of murder.

Director: Richard Whorf
Stars: Edward Arnold, Frances Rafferty, Ray Collins
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the fight of a small-town newspaper to free an innocent girl of a murder charge, with the publisher of a metropolitan city newspaper heading, by forced circumstances, the opposing forces.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Dan Duryea, Herbert Marshall, Gale Storm
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three con artists dupe two Olympians into serving as editors of a new health and beauty magazine which is only a front for salacious stories and pictures.

Director: Erle C. Kenton
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Ethel Myrtle 'Terry' O'Connell
Peggy Shannon ...
Aggie Moreno
Bradley Page ...
A.J. Barvin, Circus Owner
William Edmunds ...
Smiley
Edward Gargan ...
Jake
Vinton Hayworth ...
Frank Darlow (as Jack Arnold)
Rita La Roy ...
Patricia 'Pat' O'Connell
Irene Franklin ...
Jane
John Dilson ...
Steve
Edythe Elliott ...
Mrs. Fletcher
Edit

Storyline

A young girl is orphaned when her mother, a circus aerialist, is killed in a fall. A rival circus informs the sheriff that the girl is an orphan, and she is subsequently placed in an orphanage. The circus' manager, known as "The Fixer", determines to help out the girl and punish the rival circus owner. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 April 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Double Daring  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The play originally opened in New Haven, Connecticut, USA on 1 May 1928. See more »

Goofs

A shot in Marysville, Kansas, shows a palm tree outside. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on round, trapeze-catcher platforms. See more »

Soundtracks

(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
(1860)
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played as background music at the circus
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Quite a diverting little B
28 August 2014 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Made during the downside of Lee Tracy's career, but he's wide awake in this B, and doing what he did better than anybody: playing a fast-talking, conniving, but likable con man. And this time, as a troubleshooter at a middling circus, he has more morals than usual. It's a compact tale of the young daughter of a trapeze artist who slips and dies; the kid gets sent to a girls' school (which, in another unexpected twist, isn't a bad place at all), though she'd much rather be back in the carny life, where she's looked after by her late mom's former rival. Virginia Weidler was always wonderful, no simpering aren't-I-adorable child star but a real actor, and she plays beautifully off Tracy, as does Peggy Shannon, whom I wasn't familiar with, but she's a spirited, appealing leading lady. The lion-taming scenes are expertly faked, and a diverting supporting cast of characters keeps turning up--I especially liked Irene Franklin, an esteemed former vaudevillian, as a hanger-on at the circus who keeps looking back on her glory days. It's loaded with atmosphere and has some good lines, and it's over in 68 minutes. Very enjoyable.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Television in 1939? Cosmonican
Discuss Fixer Dugan (1939) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?