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Come Fill the Cup (1951)

Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering ... See full summary »

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Lew Marsh
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Paula Copeland
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John Ives
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Charley Dolan
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Boyd S. Copeland
Selena Royle ...
Mrs. Dolly Copeland
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Julian Cuscaden
Charlita ...
Maria Diego
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Lennie Garr
Douglas Spencer ...
Ike Bashaw
John Kellogg ...
Don Bell
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Hal Ortman
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Travis Ashbourne - Reporter
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Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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24 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Referenced in The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) See more »

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Another lost week -end
25 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

Six years after Billy Wilder,Gordon makes his own "lost week-end".Both Cagney and Gig Young are convincing in their parts of barflies desperately trying to find a way out of this hell.

I think that the film noir side weakens the film:all that concerns the "singer" (a gangster's moll) and the gang gets in the way.

On the other hand,Boyd's relationship with his mother is really frightening and it is a pity that the part of this over possessive woman was so underwritten.Almost every line she says is revealing: "Boy's sleeping" "He may get cold,I'm going to cover him up well".Too bad Phyllis Thaxter and her mother-in-law have virtually no scene together either.

A good film anyway.


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