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Baby Face Harrington (1935)

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:

Three funsters in a fast moving farce about the goofiest gangster that ever put a guy on a spot. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Public Enemy No. 2 See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) 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 play, "Something to Brag About," opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 13 August 1925, but had only 4 performances. See more »

Quotes

City Editor: Is that the First Edition? Well, it's a hot story for the front page of New York newspaper! Holy jumpin' Moses, haven't we got anything better than that?
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Soundtracks

Hiking, Hiking, Hiking
(uncredited)
Composer unknown
Sung by Charles Butterworth and Nat Pendleton
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Butterworth is wonderful
27 July 2002 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Baby Face Harrington is a slight but entertaining MGM bill filler that highlights the underappreciated talents of Charles Butterworth. This time he plays a meek and not terribly bright chap who gets mixed up with stolen money and a surly gangster. There's an excellent supporting cast on hand, led by Una Merkel as his loving and long suffering wife and Eugene Pallette as the gravel-voiced (what else?) local sheriff. 62 minutes of brief and breezy light comedy for fans of 30s B films.


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