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Baby Face Morgan (1942)

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When gang chief Big Mike Morgan is killed, his lieutenant, "Doc" Rogers re-organizes the mob. Learning that Morgan has a son named Edward , living in the country with his mother, Rogers has... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Richard Cromwell ...
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Robert Armstrong ...
'Doc' Rogers
Chick Chandler ...
Oliver Harrison
Warren Hymer ...
Wise Willie
Charles Judels ...
'Deacon' Davis
Vince Barnett ...
Lefty Lewis
Ralf Harolde ...
Joe Torelli
Hal K. Dawson ...
J.B. Brown
Toddy Peterson ...
Mabel
Kenneth Chryst ...
'Mouse' (as Kenny Chryst)
Pierce Lyden ...
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When gang chief Big Mike Morgan is killed, his lieutenant, "Doc" Rogers re-organizes the mob. Learning that Morgan has a son named Edward , living in the country with his mother, Rogers has him brought to the city, and installs him as the head of Acme Protective Agency, which is a blind for gang's shakedown activities with local merchants. Edward thinks his father left him a legitimate business, and that he is running an actual insurance company. Rogers tells the gang members that "Baby Face" Morgan is now in charge, is a cold-blooded killer and does not even want the gang members to know him. Joe Torelli, who thinks he should be the leader of the gang, is suspicious and grows more so after the protection collection money starts to roll in, and nobody sees the money after it is turned over to Rogers, who tells them that "Baby Face" is handling the dough. Complications arise when Edward/"Baby Face" meets Virginia Clark , head of a transportation company, who has had a truck wrecked ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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It's a Shocker! Thriller! and a Laugh! (original poster)

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15 September 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Morgan il bandito  »

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13 August 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Flaky PRC production. Looks like the producers were aiming for a gangster comedy, with veteran goof-balls like Hymer and Barnett, along with serious types like Armstrong and Harolde, plus a gamely compliant Cromwell. What they get instead is a silly concoction, despite a cast that tries hard. Sweet-natured innocent (Cromwell) is set up by conniving gangster (Armstrong) as fall-guy for his insurance scheme. Trouble is the kid has no business sense and undercuts the scheme with wasteful spending. Meanwhile Armstrong has to contend with rival toughie Harolde who doesn't trust him. So there's trouble all around. Too bad the script is so clumsy (many gaps), along with slack direction from pedestrian director Dreifuss (check his credits). The result is 60-minutes of awkward entertainment, best left to aficionados of the 1940's.


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