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Release Date:
15 October 1942 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

George Murphy ... Joe Jonathan

Anne Shirley ... Jessey Lee

William Gargan ... Tommy Fallon

Richard Barthelmess ... Ed Kirby
Joan Merrill ... Vicky Lane
Freddy Martin ... Freddy Martin
Rex Downing ... Bits McKarg

Millard Mitchell ... Herman

Mary Wickes ... Mamie
Eddie Hart ... Gromm
Roberta Smith ... Red
Marten Lamont ... Shoemaker, Lawyer to Ed Kirby

Walter Reed ... Lou Luddy

Esther Muir ... Hilda, Telephone Operator
Lee Bonnell ... Jerry, Head Waiter
Ken Lundy ... Dude (as Kenneth Lundy)

John Dilson ... Carter, the General Manager (as John H. Dilson)
Freddy Martin Orchestra ... Orchestra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Reginald Barlow ... Watchman (uncredited)
Sammy Blum ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jack Byron ... Bandleader (uncredited)
Ken Christy ... District Attorney (uncredited)
Barbara Clark ... Dancing Girl (uncredited)
Rosemary Coleman ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
Monte Collins ... Piano Player (uncredited)
George Ford ... Phil, the Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Photographer (uncredited)
Clarence Hennecke ... Photographer (uncredited)
Lola Jensen ... Betty - Phil's Dance Partner (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Thug (uncredited)
David Kirkland ... Petey (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Thug (uncredited)
Perc Launders ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jack Lindquist ... Chorus Member (uncredited)
Richard Martin ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
Norman Mayes ... Rathskeller (uncredited)
Wayne McCoy ... Office Clerk (uncredited)
John McGuire ... Curley Sharp (uncredited)
James Mena ... Filipino Servant (uncredited)
Matt Moore ... Jerry, Office Clerk (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Policeman at Hamilton's (uncredited)
Jane Patten ... Girl at Office (uncredited)
Gerald Pierce ... Mickey, the Messenger Boy (uncredited)
Linda Rivas ... Actress (uncredited)
Robert Smith ... Eddie, the House Manager (uncredited)
Douglas Spencer ... Dance Floor Extra, Latham's at the Lake (uncredited)
Pete Theodore ... Dancer (uncredited)
Johnny Tryon ... Photographer (uncredited)
Jane Woodworth ... Actress (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred E. Green 
Writing credits
Robert Hardy Andrews (story) (as Robert D. Andrews)

Lewis R. Foster (screenplay) and
Frank Ryan (screenplay)

Luther Davis (article) and
John Cleveland (article)

Produced by
Cliff Reid .... producer
Original Music by
Harry Revel 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Irene Morra 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Feild M. Gray 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clem Beauchamp .... assistant director
Sound Department
John L. Cass .... sound recorder
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Schober .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
Other crew
Nick Castle .... dance director

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86 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
USA:Approved (PCA #7841) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
minor murphy musical, 23 September 2005
Author: malcolmgsw from london

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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