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Quick Millions (1931)

Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.

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Rowland Brown

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Rowland Brown (screenplay), Rowland Brown (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Spencer Tracy ... Daniel J. 'Bugs' Raymond
Marguerite Churchill ... Dorothy Stone
Sally Eilers ... Daisy De Lisle
Bob Burns ... 'Arkansas' Smith (as Robert Burns)
John Wray ... Kenneth Stone
Warner Richmond ... 'Nails' Markey
George Raft ... Jimmy Kirk
John Swor John Swor ... Contractor
Leon Ames ... Hood (as Leon Waycoff)
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Truck driver Bugs Raymond organizes the trucking associations and takes protection money. Now rich, he decides to marry socialite Dorothy Stone. She rejects him for another, so he makes plans to kidnap her on her wedding day.

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The inside story of a 1931 racketeer-too smart to steal, too lazy to work- who made millions by making suckers of a million people- till love made a sucker of him! (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York NY)) 16 April 1931)

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fortunes rapides See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Movie debut of Leon Ames. See more »

Quotes

Daniel J. 'Bugs' Raymond: What difference does it make... Whether laws are made by a bunch of lawyers for other lawyers to break, or whether they're made by hoodlums for other hoodlums. They're all man-made laws.
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Connections

Referenced in Railroaded! (1947) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Louis Blues
by W.C. Handy
Played by pianist at party.
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A harbinger of Jimmy Hoffa
24 December 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In his second film Spencer Tracy could have been typecast the rest of his career on the strength of his performance in Quick Millions. Fortunately for him he wasn't, but he's pretty nigh unforgettable here.

Long before Jimmy Hoffa came around, Spencer Tracy got the idea in this film that if truck drivers could be organized there was a lot of money to be made for the one who did it. With the support of girl Sally Eilers who wants a taste of the good life too in those Depression years, Tracy gets a whole lot of people under his thumb. As he shows what can one do without material being delivered. One can't sell produce or build buildings without the material at hand. Jimmy Hoffa would have liked the way Tracy's character Bugs Raymond thinks.

But Hoffa sure would not have liked the way Tracy obsesses over society girl Marguerite Churchill. She's the sister of John Wray from whom he extorted a partnership in the building trades via his truck union. That obsession is what leads to his downfall.

Quick Millions was also the second film for George Raft who plays Tracy's bodyguard and trigger man. Raft also does an occasional freelance job and that is what does him in as well. Raft would have to wait another year for his breakout role in support of Paul Muni in Scarface in a similar role as in Quick Millions.

One of the few gangster films of the era that specifically does not deal with Prohibition, Quick Millions is an early example of labor racketeering shown on film. And it's a great early work for Spencer Tracy.


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