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The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Music | 4 April 1946 (USA)
A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding... See full summary »

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Kay Lorrison
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Dusty Millard
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Snarp
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Father Nolan
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Three Finger
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Eel
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Father O'Doul
Charles Arnt ...
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Mike Flaherty
Charles Trowbridge ...
Uncle Joe Lorrison
Henry O'Neill ...
Lewis J. Malbery
William 'Bill' Phillips ...
Dave Fernby
Matt Moore ...
Father Duffy
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A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding attended by many of the city's rich and powerful, meets a beautiful girl named Kay who turns out to be his ticket to meeting those rich and powerful people, and he soon manages to land a job on a newspaper. He gets caught up in the "make money at all costs" game, but receives a rude awakening when the stock market crashes in 1929. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Was it the society beauty or the night club singer? (Title lobby card).

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4 April 1946 (USA)  »

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O Bom Ladrão  »

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Angela Lansbury, who could sing, resented that in this and her other MGM films the studio insisted on giving her a voice double. Years later she had stage hits on Broadway in two singing roles, "Mame" and "Sweeney Todd." See more »

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During conversations in automobiles, rear-screen projection shows 1940s era cars, long after time story took place. See more »

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Featured in Biography: Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) See more »

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If I Had You
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Music and Lyrics by Ted Shapiro, Jimmy Campbell and Reginald Connelly
Sung by Angela Lansbury (dubbed by Doreen Tryden)
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Perfect for 1936...
24 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

THE HOODLUM SAINT (1946) is a curiosity. It has the feel of a film that would have fit perfectly in 1936 for it has none of the post-war (WWII) sophistication that had been developed over the last ten (10) years. It is clearly locked in as a typical mid-thirties programmer. This may be because the screenwriter 'SPIG' Wead was on his last legs, literally, (died 1947) needed a paycheck and just recycled concepts that he was more successful with a decade ago.

The 'NUTS'...Veteran from WWI (then the GREAT WAR) returns to find job gone. Goes for the easy buck. Makes fortune, loses same, redemption through love, fade out. The films sole saving grace is it's excellent cast headed by William Powell (always dependable), supported by pros' James Gleason, Lewis Stone and Frank McHugh. The feminine interest features Angela Lansbury and Esther Williams. If you have never seen Ms. Lansbury when she was a young hot-tie or Esther Williams out of the pool that alone makes this film deserving of at least one (1) look.

MGM like all major studios was committed to a production schedule of fifty (50) feature films a year. It was the largest and had the most actors on payroll and they had to be kept busy. Look through the principal cast and we bet their credits come to over three hundred (300) features. In less then five (5) years this luxury will disappear and with it the production schedule of fifty (50) a year. Now it would be T.V. that shouldered the burden of production.


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