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Directors:
Ben Hecht
Lee Garmes (co-director)
Writer:
Ben Hecht (written by)
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Release Date:
2 October 1940 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A HECTIC ROMANCE TO BLOW THE FUSES OUT ALONG MAZDA LANE (original poster - all caps) See more »
Plot:
A cuckolded embezzler on the verge of suicide is helped by a tout, an alcoholic playwright, and a pick-up girl to reimburse the money with a gambling sting. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
Rita Hayworth Classics on TCM
 (From Alt Film Guide. 7 August 2012, 1:55 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Not bad See more (12 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Bill O'Brien

Rita Hayworth ... Nina Barona

Thomas Mitchell ... Gene Gibbons

John Qualen ... Charles Engle
George Watts ... Hopper
Ralph Theodore ... Dutch Enright
Eddie Foster ... Louie Artino
Jack Roper ... Eddie Burns
Constance Worth ... Sylvia Marbe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Antrim ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Rennick (uncredited)
Richard Bond ... Stevie - Sylvia's Escort (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Tony (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Frank Conlan ... Joe (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Pawn Shop Proprietor (uncredited)
Catherine Courtney ... Miss Karpin (uncredited)
Carmen D'Antonio ... Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)
Tommy Dixon ... Checkroom Boy (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Vincent - Headwaiter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Caroline Frasher ... Street Walker (uncredited)
Roger Gray ... Gambler (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Art Howard ... Night Court Judge (uncredited)
Jerry Jerome ... Gambler (uncredited)
William Lally ... Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Cigarette Girl (uncredited)
Patricia Maier ... Girl (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ... Large Woman (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Al Rhein ... Gambler (uncredited)
Walter Sande ... Lunch Wagon Counterman (uncredited)
Cy Schindell ... Jack (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Gambler (uncredited)
Fred Sweeney ... Mr. Hugo (uncredited)
John Tyrrell ... First Cabby (uncredited) (unconfirmed)
Billy Wayne ... Second Cabby (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ben Hecht 
Lee Garmes (co-director)
 
Writing credits
Ben Hecht (written by)

Produced by
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. .... associate producer
Ben Hecht .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Antheil 
 
Cinematography by
Lee Garmes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gene Havlick (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Lionel Banks 
 
Costume Design by
Robert Kalloch (gowns) (as Kalloch)
 
Makeup Department
William Knight .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rex Bailey .... assistant director (uncredited)
Cliff P. Broughton .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound (uncredited)
John P. Livadary .... sound engineer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Martin .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ray Howell .... costume supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Germaine Ortala Leclerc .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harold Godsoe .... production assistant
Evelyn Earle .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
79 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording) | Mono
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Finland:S | Sweden:15 | USA:TV-PG | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #6487)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Walter Baldwin (Rennick) and Stanley Brown (Master of Ceremonies) are listed by a modern source as cast members for those roles, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Gene goes over to his soon to be ex-wife in the club, the ashtray fills up between cuts.See more »
Quotes:
Eugene 'Gene' Gibbons:[seeing a waiter put two drinks on the table] Fine, fine! I no longer have to order drinks. I just attract them. He shall have liquor wherever he goes!
[to Engle]
Eugene 'Gene' Gibbons:As I understand from your communication, Mr. Engle, you're on the brink of self-destruction. May I shake your hand? A brilliant idea! I speak as one who has destroyed himself a score of times. I am, Mr. Engle, a veteran corpse. We are all corpses here! This rendezvous is one of the musical graveyards of the town. Caters to zombies hopping around with dead hearts and price tags for souls. Hmmmp!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Fisher King (1991)See more »
Soundtrack:
Mon HommeSee more »

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17 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Not bad, 23 February 2002
Author: RitaRisque from Australia

This is a wonderful film that many reviews say was way ahead of its time, and it was not a roaring success due to this fact. A very dark drama, it has some wonderful scenes, both sad and touching, but those are rivaled by quite a few confusing and/or dull scenes. Douglas Fairbanks, jr. and Rita Hayworth both act supremely, which luckily saves the film from being a killer. Make sure you give this one your full attention when you watch it, anything less and you'll be lost. If you stay watching, it'll keep you compelled, as well as touch your heart.

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