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Diamond Jim (1935)

The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell.

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Harry Clork (adaptation), Doris Malloy (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Arnold ... Diamond Jim
Jean Arthur ... Jane Matthews / Emma
Binnie Barnes ... Lillian Russell
Cesar Romero ... Jerry Richardson
Eric Blore ... Sampson Fox
Hugh O'Connell ... Charles B. Horsley
George Sidney ... Pawnbroker
Robert McWade ... A.E. Moore
Charles Sellon ... John Touchey
Henry Kolker ... J.C. Randolf - Bank President
William Demarest ... Harry Hill
Albert Conti ... Jeweler
Armand Kaliz ... Jewelry Salesman
Tully Marshall ... Minister
Purnell Pratt ... Physician
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The story of legendary gambler Diamond Jim Brady and his romance with entertainer Lillian Russell.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brillanten - sonst nichts! See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although the real Diamond Jim Brady died in 1917, almost 20 years before this film was made, Edward Arnold, who played him, actually met Brady twice when Arnold was a young actor just starting out in the theater - once when Brady came to pick up an actress who was in the same play as Arnold, and another time when Arnold was in Ethel Barrymore's acting company and Brady came backstage to pay his respects to her. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Danny Thomas Show: Terry Meets Him (1959) See more »

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Edward Arnold's signature role.
1 August 2000 | by dcmiller-3See all my reviews

Folks, this is the finest movie I've ever seen. It stars my all-time favorite actor, Edward Arnold. I'm 53. I saw it just once. I was 20. I cried at the end (and I'm a guy!) It's disappeared. If anyone can tell me how to get a copy of it, I'll send them a lollipop.

This flick shoes Edward Arnold at his height. He is extremely underrated these days because he is so little known. A onetime president of the Screen Actors Guild (so was Ronald Reagan)but old Eddie was a president first. Additionally, Arnold once had top billing over Cary Grant (The Toast of New York.)

Anyway, if anyone can help me find this flick, I would be most grateful. Then there are other flicks after this.

Thank you,


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