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Beau James (1957)

Biopic of the political career of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant and somewhat corrupt Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932.

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Cast

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Mayor James J. 'Jimmy' Walker
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Betty Compton
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Chris Nolan
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Allie Walker
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Charley Hand
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Bernie Williams - Broadway producer
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Prosecutor
Richard Shannon ...
Dick Jackson
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Arthur Julian
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Sid Nash
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Gov. Alfred E. 'Al' Smith
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Storyline

The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The Story of Fabulous Jimmy Walker . . . Mayor of New York See more »

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Biography | Drama

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7 June 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El alcalde de Broadway  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film and The Seven Little Foys (1955) are the two serious dramas that Bob Hope starred in. See more »

Goofs

Mayor Walker is in a parade near movie's end. In the background is a 1955 or 1956 Cadillac. See more »

Quotes

Mayor James J. 'Jimmy' Walker: Goodbye... but remember this: the voters always get what they deserve. I wasn't the only chump in this city. It took a lot of you to elect me.
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Connections

Follows Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

When We're Alone (Penthouse Serenade)
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Written by Will Jason and Val Burton
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From what I can remember the is the best movie that Bob Hope made.
25 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie on TV about 30 years ago. In it Bob Hope plays the mayor of New York. The city that he truly loved. But, although he was married, he became involved with another woman. In the end he had to choose between his wife and New York and his mistress. It has been so long since I have seen it that I am not sure about the end. I do believe he chooses his girl friend and loses everything else but I am not sure if that is where it ends. I wrote to TCM and they replied that whoever owned it has not released it. I am afraid that the film itself will dry out and not be usable. Is there anyway that I can get a copy of it? I have written to several movie catalog companies and they have all replied that they do not have it but will let me know if they can get it.


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