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The Mayor of 44th Street (1942)

Approved | | Drama, Music, Romance | 15 October 1942 (USA)
Joe Jonathan tries to keep his business on the level after some shady dealings but will his cronies let him?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joe Jonathan
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Jessey Lee
William Gargan ...
Tommy Fallon
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Ed Kirby
Joan Merrill ...
Freddy Martin ...
Rex Downing ...
Bits McKarg
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Herman
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Mamie
Eddie Hart ...
Gromm
Roberta Smith ...
Red
Marten Lamont ...
Shoemaker, Lawyer to Ed Kirby
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Lou Luddy
Esther Muir ...
Hilda, Telephone Operator
Lee Bonnell ...
Jerry, Head Waiter
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Joe Jonathan tries to keep his business on the level after some shady dealings but will his cronies let him?

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The Picture That Features FREDDY MARTIN and his 'PIANO CONCERTO ORCHESTRA", in a merry moving romance of Broadway's shakedown racketeers! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Music | Romance

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15 October 1942 (USA)  »

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A Rua 44  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

There's a Breeze on Lake Louise
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Music by Harry Revel
Performed by Freddy Martin and His Orchestra
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minor murphy musical
23 September 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This is part musical and part gangster film.Unfortunately neither really meshes with the other.Just when we are enjoying a musical interlude the rather routine gangster film comes crashing back in.It seems to me that they really could not make up their minds what sort of film they wanted this to be.The cast is quite interesting.Ann Shirley and Richard Barthelmess both make their swan songs.Also featured are the marvelous Mary Wickes and Millard Mitchell.In fact the exchanges between those two are the best part of the film.There is one rather strange scene when George Murphy asks the young gang leader to come and live with him instead of Ann Shirley.In the next scene Murphy and the boy are seen all hot and sweaty in his gym!I wonder if they were trying to tell us something?


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