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Johnny Come Lately (1943)

Approved | | Drama | 3 September 1943 (USA)
Newspaper man wanders about and helps older woman save her paper.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Tom Richards
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Vinnie McLeod (as Miss Grace George)
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'Gashouse' Mary
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Jane
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Aida
Edward McNamara ...
W.M. Dougherty
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Pete Dougherty (as Bill Henry)
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Bill Swain
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Willie Ferguson
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Myrtle Ferguson
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Dudley Hirsh
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Blaker
Edwin Stanley ...
Winterbottom
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First Cop
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Newspaper man wanders about and helps older woman save her paper.

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

At just after 1:20 into the film, when 'Gashouse' Mary is speaking to W.M. Dougherty, with his back toward camera, he pulls his handkerchief out of his suit coat front pocket. A moment later, in the face on shot of him, he does it again. See more »

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Court Bailiff / Mr. Robbins: [reading case docket] Vagrancy, wife beating...
Vinnie McLeod: [interjecting] That's a newfangled sort of crime. In my day men didn't beat their wives. The wives had pistols.
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Fast-paced fun
22 August 2001 | by (Brooklyn, NY) – See all my reviews

Cagney is a human dynamo as a drifter who helps save ailing Grace George from losing her newspaper. The pace is fast, and audiences of all ages will be pleased. The supporting cast, have all the small-town characterizations down pat -- with Margaret Hamilton a standout. Cagney himself, had genuine affection for this film, and listed it among his top five movie-making experiences at a retrospective the year before he died.


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