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The Man Who Dared (1939)

Approved | | Crime, Drama | 3 June 1939 (USA)
One man stands up to his dangerous corrupt local small town government.

Director:

Crane Wilbur

Writers:

Lee Katz (screen play), Lucien Hubbard (from an original story by) (as Lucian Hubbard)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jane Bryan ... Marge Carter
Charley Grapewin ... Ulysses Porterfield
Henry O'Neill ... Matthew Carter
Johnny Russell ... Ted Carter (as John Russell)
Elisabeth Risdon ... Jessie Carter (as Elizabeth Risdon)
James McCallion ... Ralph Carter
Dickie Jones ... Bill Carter
Frederic Tozere Frederic Tozere ... Stephen Palmer (as Fred Tozere)
John Gallaudet ... Nick Bartel
Grace Stafford ... Mary McCrary
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Storyline

One man stands up to his dangerous corrupt local small town government.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City in Terror See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was one of the few movies that received an "Approved" certificate despite two violations of the production code: the evildoers did not receive their just desserts by the end, and police officials were not portrayed as champions of good. Frank Shaw, a former mayor of Los Angeles, filed a $1-million lawsuit against Warner Bros., claiming the corrupt mayor in the movie was modelled after him, and that it showed he was responsible for the bombing of a private investigator. Shaw had been voted out of office in 1938 in a campaign against political corruption led by a civic reform group (which had hired a private detective to investigate the mayor; it was that detective's house that had been bombed). Warner Bros. countered that the movie was a remake of a 1931 film, but nevertheless Warners' East Coast ad campaign for the film called it "The Ex-Mayor's Libel Suit Picture". See more »

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Version of The Star Witness (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played by the band at the Armistice Day parade
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