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Johnny Come Lately (1943)

 -  Drama  -  3 September 1943 (USA)
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Tom Richards
Grace George ...
Vinnie McLeod (as Miss Grace George)
Marjorie Main ...
'Gashouse' Mary
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Jane
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Aida
Edward McNamara ...
W.M. Dougherty
William Henry ...
Pete Dougherty (as Bill Henry)
Robert Barrat ...
Bill Swain
George Cleveland ...
Willie Ferguson
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Myrtle Ferguson
Norman Willis ...
Dudley Hirsh
Lucien Littlefield ...
Blaker
Edwin Stanley ...
Winterbottom
Irving Bacon ...
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Tom Dugan ...
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 9, 1948 with James Cagney reprising his film role. See more »

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A lost treasure
6 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a film that all not a classic certainly deserves to be better known than it is. I had certainly never heard of the film when I found it on very late at night on the BBC the other day (we really do take for granted the treats the BBC sometimes serve up late at night) but was pleasantly surprised by what I found here. A James Cagney film where as usual he dominates every scene he is in but here it is a bit more under stated than normal. Here Cagney plays Tom Richards a vagrant who stumbles across a small town that is being crippled by corruption. Richards finds a friend in the proprietor of the local paper and few moral people left in town Miss Grace George. Slowly Richards back story is hinted at, which brings depth and meaning to his character. Cagney is so good here you wish to see another film showing how his character got to the point where we are introduced to him in the movie. As Cagney powers through the movie we see him work his magic on the towns folk all leading to an inevitable yet subtle and enjoyable ending. Whilst I would not look to purchase this movie. I would certainly watch it again the next time I find it on television.


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