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Straight from the Shoulder (1936)

Approved | | Drama | 28 August 1936 (USA)
Gail Pyne leaves her grandfather Jedediah's lakeside cabin, where "Jed" manufactures rifles and bullets, to work with commercial artist Curt Hayden, a widower. In the parking garage of ... See full summary »

Director:

Stuart Heisler

Writers:

Lucian Cary (story), Madeleine Ruthven

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Cast

Cast overview:
Ralph Bellamy ... Curt Hayden
Katherine Locke ... Gail Pyne
David Holt ... Johnny Hayden
Andy Clyde ... J. M. Pyne
Purnell Pratt ... James McBride
Onslow Stevens ... Mr. Wendi
Chick Chandler ... Fly (scenes deleted)
Rollo Lloyd ... Mr. Blake
Bert Hanlon Bert Hanlon ... Baldy
Paul Fix ... Trigger Benson
Noel Madison ... Trim
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Storyline

Gail Pyne leaves her grandfather Jedediah's lakeside cabin, where "Jed" manufactures rifles and bullets, to work with commercial artist Curt Hayden, a widower. In the parking garage of their office, Curt and Gail witness a gangland murder and robbery. Curt uses his talent as an artist to draw portraits for the police of the robbers, Baldy, Trim and Trigger Benson. Trigger Benson is arrested, but when Curt arrives at the courthouse to testify, Baldy and Trim shoot him, hoping to eliminate the witness. Curt survives, however, and gives testimony from his hospital bed, after which Gail convinces him to take his young son Johnny, to Jedediah's cabin to recuperate. Curt reluctantly complies, and they all settle into the homey cabin. Johnny, who is jealous of Curt and Gail's growing love for each other, becomes a fast friend of Jed, who promises to make a child-size rifle for him and teach him how to shoot, as he did for Gail. Unknown to Curt, the soap company for whom he is creating an ...

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Directorial debut of Stuart Heisler. See more »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 August 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Johnny Gets His Gun See more »

Filming Locations:

Cascade Lake, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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