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Come Fill the Cup (1951)

 -  Drama  -  24 October 1951 (USA)
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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 ... 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 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
John Alvin ...
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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Blanke's Concerto
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Music by Ray Heindorf
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"unfortunately, the trip to Miami seems to have slipped my mind."
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I consider it to be one of Cagney's best. A very entertaining film, not merely a morality play, complete with a good plot, witty dialog, and humor. In one scene, the local crime boss (Sheldon Leonard) "forces" two alcoholics to drink whiskey at gunpoint. In an ironic twist, one of the drunks deciding whether or not to quit the bottle in the film is Gig Young, a real-life alcoholic who later killed his wife and himself. The difference between this film and most others is its' contention that the alcoholic must want to quit, and that this desire must come from one's self. I nearly said "anti-booze" film, but that is not true. In it, most of the characters are able to drink without becoming alcoholics, just like in real life. Alcohol aside, this is a classic crusading newspaperman versus gangster story of the 40s and 50s with music and humorous twists for spice. This is definitely one of my favorite films.


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