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The Gang Buster (1931)

Naïve insurance agent 'Cyclone' Case falls in love with Sylvia Martine, whose father has a dispute with gangster Mike Slade. When Sylvia is kidnapped by Slade and his gang, 'Cyclone' ... See full summary »

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Percy Heath (story), Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Oakie ... Charlie Case
Jean Arthur ... Sylvia Martine
William 'Stage' Boyd ... 'Sudden Mike' Slade (as William Boyd)
Wynne Gibson ... Zella Cameron
William Morris ... Andrew Martine
Francis McDonald ... Pete Caltek
Tom Kennedy ... 'Gopher' Brant
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Storyline

Naïve insurance agent 'Cyclone' Case falls in love with Sylvia Martine, whose father has a dispute with gangster Mike Slade. When Sylvia is kidnapped by Slade and his gang, 'Cyclone' decides to save her and wanders straight into a gang war without even realizing it. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lo stroncatore di gang See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric New Process Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

'Cyclone' Case: You know, I don't mind the heat as much as I do the humanity.
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Referenced in Public Enemies: The Golden Age of the Gangster Film (2008) See more »

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