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Director:
Writers:
Clifford Odets (written for the screen by)
Richard Llewellyn (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
17 October 1944 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
:"Black as the Ace I am!" (original poster) See more »
Plot:
When an itinerant reluctantly returns home to help his sickly mother run her shop, they are both tempted to turn to crime to help make ends meet. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A solid, engaging drama with amazing performances from the whole cast. I dare say one of Grant's greatest performances. See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Ernie Mott

Ethel Barrymore ... Ma Mott (as Miss Ethel Barrymore)

Barry Fitzgerald ... Henry Twite

June Duprez ... Ada Brantline

Jane Wyatt ... Aggie Hunter

George Coulouris ... Jim Mordinoy

Dan Duryea ... Lew Tate

Roman Bohnen ... Dad Pettyjohn
Konstantin Shayne ... Ike Weber
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Katherine Allen ... Millie Wilson (uncredited)
William Ambler ... Bus Driver (uncredited)
George Atkinson ... Man with Gramophone (uncredited)
Polly Bailey ... Ma Floom (uncredited)
Ted Billings ... Cockney Bum (uncredited)
Rosemary Blong ... Dancer (uncredited)
Sammy Blum ... Drunk in Funfair (uncredited)
Marina Bohnen ... Girl (uncredited)
Matthew Boulton ... First Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Eva Leonard Boyne ... Ma Chalmers (uncredited)

William Challee ... Knocker Jones (uncredited)
Robin Sanders Clark ... Bit Part (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Policeman with Stripes (uncredited)
Marie De Becker ... Madam La Vaka (uncredited)

Sayre Dearing ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Marcel Dill ... Percy (uncredited)
Diane Dyer ... Ada's Baby (uncredited)

Herbert Evans ... Second Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer ... Ma Segwiss (uncredited)
Lita Gordon ... Girl (uncredited)
Helena Grant ... Old Woman in Shop (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Man Walking into 'Funfare' (uncredited)
Alec Harford ... Drunk (uncredited)

Forrester Harvey ... Shooting Galley Proprietor (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Dad Fitchitt (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock ... Roly Poly Man (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Policeman (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Policeman at Crash Site (uncredited)
Rosalind Ivan ... Mrs. Clara Tate (uncredited)
Jack Jackson ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Bit Part (uncredited)

Colin Kenny ... Policeman Outside (uncredited)
Skelton Knaggs ... Lou 'Slush' Atley (uncredited)

Rosemary La Planche ... Dancer (uncredited)
Morton Lowry ... Taz Jones (uncredited)
John Meredith ... Policeman (uncredited)
Chef Milani ... Rossi (uncredited)
Al Murphy ... Henchman (uncredited)
Joseph North ... Old Man (uncredited)
William O'Leary ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Elsie Prescott ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Barry Regan ... Dancer (uncredited)
Al Rhein ... Henchman (uncredited)

Renie Riano ... Flo (uncredited)
Amelia Romano ... Lame Girl (uncredited)
Nancy Russell ... Girl (uncredited)
Yorke Sherwood ... Cell Block Policeman (uncredited)
Ernest Shields ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Ida Shoemaker ... Old Lady (uncredited)
Art Smith ... Mr. Marjoriebanks (uncredited)
Walter Soderling ... Pa Floom (uncredited)
Helene Thimig ... Sister Nurse (uncredited)
Roy Thomas ... Rookie Policeman (uncredited)
Charles S. Thompson ... Defeated Man (uncredited)
David Thursby ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Diedra Vale ... Miss Tate (uncredited)
Queenie Vassar ... Mrs. Jane Snowden (uncredited)
Clare Verdera ... Barmaid (uncredited)
Joseph Vitale ... 'Cosh' Simmons (uncredited)
Milton Wallace ... Ike Lesser (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ... Blind Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Clifford Odets 
 
Writing credits
Clifford Odets (written for the screen by)

Richard Llewellyn (from the novel by)

Produced by
David Hempstead .... producer
Sherman Todd .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Hanns Eisler 
 
Cinematography by
George Barnes (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Roland Gross 
 
Production Design by
Mordecai Gorelik 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Jack Okey 
 
Set Decoration by
Harley Miller (set decorations)
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Renié (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Lloyd Richards .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ruby Rosenberg .... assistant director
Lynn Shores .... director: action footage (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James G. Stewart .... sound re-recordist
Richard Van Hessen .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Music Department
C. Bakaleinikoff .... musical director
 
Other crew
Edith Conrad .... stand-in: Ethel Barrymore (uncredited)
Barbara Gray .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Mal Merrihugh .... stand-in: Cary Grant (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
113 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Finland:K-7 (2004) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1997) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #10039) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
According to an October 1943 news item in Hollywood Reporter, Alfred Hitchcock was initially slated to direct this picture.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ernie is carrying Aggie's cello, the angle at which he holds the cello changes between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Ernie Mott:They say money talks... all it's ever said to me is goodbye.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Romance No.6, Op.6 (None But the Lonely Heart)See more »

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23 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A solid, engaging drama with amazing performances from the whole cast. I dare say one of Grant's greatest performances., 19 July 2005
Author: terry-171 from California

I saw this movie by chance. Did not think I would be interested in seeing Cary Grant as a lower class good for nothing but was gradually riveted by the story and character development. The mother was amazing. Cary was amazing, in one of his most acting type acting jobs I've every seen. What I mean is, he's always playing the suave type and this was very different, much more serious and nuanced and he was very good at it. Also the dialog was really engaging, entertaining, full of little cockney(I guess it was cockney)sayings and rhymes. The watch maker/repair man was one of my favorite characters. All the actors in this were splendid and well directed. The ending bitter sweet and different. I was constantly thinking that I had guessed the outcome but was continually surprised with each little turn of the story. The two different women that have his romantic interest are both fascinating and diametrically opposed which creates a subtle suspense that underlies the other more dramatic events of the film. The dialog was really good. Some of the lines are so impacting, I think they'll stay with me for a long time. At one point,a friend informs Cary about his mother's illness and Cary asks him about it. The man replies: "Your mother is not a superficial woman." thus implying the illness is very serious.

Highly recommend this film. BUT it's not your typical funny or adventurous Cary Grant film. It's a serious and touching portrait of a man trying to do the right thing(and the unselfish thing) for the first time in his life. So be ready for a real drama(a bit more modern in feel next to other contemporary dramas). A well made drama.

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