Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years ...
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Cheri-Bibi is an escape artist wrongly imprisoned for murdering the wealthy father of his admirer Cecile. The real murderer is Cecile's fiancé, so how will Bibi escape his death sentence and win back Cecile?
Nick and his partner Al stage a payroll holdup. Al is shot and Nick kills a policeman. Nick hides out at a public pool, where he meets Peg Dobbs. They go back to her apartment and he forces her family to hide him from the police manhunt.
Jack lives the high life and wants to make Marjorie his one and only. He then learns that his deceased father is alive but dying of lead poisoning. His father sent him away, twenty years before, to keep him out of the rackets. But now that he is dying, he wants to split the business between Giacomo (Jack) and Frank, his other son. The business includes running booze down from Canada.Written by
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This film received its first (and probably only) telecast in New York City Monday 16 September 1957 on the Late, Late Show on WCBS (Channel 2); in Philadelphia it was first shown 21 October 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6) and in San Francisco it was finally telecast 5 September 1963 on KGO (Channel 7). There is no reliable documentation that it was ever televised in Los Angeles. It's infrequent television showings at that time were limited to the less predominant markets such as Wednesday 22 January 1958 on CKLW (Channel 9). (Windsor, Ontario/Detroit, Michigan,) and Friday 28 March 1958 on KYW (Channel 3) (Cleveland, Ohio). Today, film enthusiasts have it easier and are happy to see it's occasionally given an airing by Turner Classic Movies because of renewed interest in the career of John Gilbert. See more »
Earlier this morning I was watching a movie on TCM from 1931 - "Gentleman's Fate". It was the first "talkie" that John Gilbert did after reigning as the matinée idol of the "silents", and the fateful movie that revealed his nasally throated voice, sadly. Yet, it was a great teaching on how movies struggled with sound after being quiet for many years.
The awkward moves and scene flows of each actor, and no music rising or lowering under scenes, made for an interesting movie.
In my opinion though, the best part in the whole flick was when a character was coming down the stairs obviously intoxicated.
The "dame" who sees him is cracking and eating walnuts and asks,
"Hey. Are you plastered?" In which he replies, "Plastered? Sistah ... I'm Stuccoed!" Another character enters the scene as the drunkard leaves. The "dame" reaches out her hand to offer the cracked walnuts and says, "...nuts?"
He looks at the drunk struggling to climb back up the stairs, looks back at her and just nods..."...yes".
Ya just can't get dialog like that anymore! Loved it.
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