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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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Boyd S. Copeland
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Mrs. Dolly Copeland
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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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Music by Ray Heindorf
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one of the best
19 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

I think this is one of the best movies ever made. It is an excellent character study and depiction of alcoholism, much better than "Lost Weekend". I hope that it will become available on DVD at some point. James Cagney was a remarkable actor and his ability to play flawed human beings as well as 'cartoon' characters in his comedies make his movies a joy to watch. Unfortunately I have been unable to watch this movie since sometime in the 1970s as I can never find it listed showing on TV anywhere and cannot locate a tape of it. Maybe someone somewhere will resurrect this wonderful movie and make it known to new generations of movie viewers. One can only hope.


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