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Baby Face Harrington (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime | 12 April 1935 (USA)
Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at a bank who unwittingly gets involved with the country's toughest gangster and his gang, and he gets suspected of being the leader of ... See full summary »

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Nunnally Johnson (screen play), Edwin H. Knopf (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Butterworth ... Willie
Una Merkel ... Millicent
Harvey Stephens ... Ronald
Eugene Pallette ... Uncle Henry
Nat Pendleton ... Rocky
Ruth Selwyn ... Dorothy
Donald Meek ... Skinner
Dorothy Libaire ... Edith
Edward J. Nugent ... Albert (as Edward Nugent)
Robert Livingston ... George
Stanley Fields ... Mullens
Raymond Brown Raymond Brown ... McGuire
Wade Boteler ... Glynn
Bradley Page ... Dave
Richard Carle ... Judge Forbes
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Storyline

Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at a bank who unwittingly gets involved with the country's toughest gangster and his gang, and he gets suspected of being the leader of the gang. Hiis wife, Millie, files for divorce when she learns of his suspected-affiliation with the gangsters. The police have an all-out manhunt going for him, while he is being held by the gangsters in their hideout. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

The Laugh-Riot Of A Timid Soul! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Public Enemy No. 2 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $2,000 from Willie's insurance policy would equate to $36,000 in 2017. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Henry: What'd I tell ya. He's found his wallet and he's scared pink.
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Soundtracks

Hiking, Hiking, Hiking
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung by Charles Butterworth and Nat Pendleton
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Caper with Merkel, Meeks, Butterworth, Palette
10 December 2012 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

With all the right cast members for a comedy, MGM comes through in this shortie! Gene Palette, Don Meeks, Una Merkel, Charles Butterworth, and wrestler turned movie star Nat Pendleton. We follow husband and wife team Millie and Willie (Merkel and Butterworth) as they are caught up in an adventure when Willie thinks Skinner (Meeks) has taken his money. They get in deeper and deeper when fate, the police, the mob, and the big city reporters step in and make things worse. Directed by Raoul Walsh, although this one must have seemed pretty light fare, after the heavy work he had done earlier in his career. It's a "Much ado about nothing" sort of story, with a fluffy light script, but a fun way to kill an hour. Finally, a film where they give Palette and Meeks plenty of screen time. They were frequently relegated to tiny roles.


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