Broadway Big Shot (1942)

In an effort to obtain a true story from Davis, a swindler who had taken the rap to protect some higher-ups, professional football star/reporter Jim O'Brien is sent to State Prison under ... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Martin Mooney (screenplay), Martin Mooney (story)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ralph Byrd ... Jimmy O'Brien
Virginia Vale ... Betty Collins
William Halligan William Halligan ... Warden Collins
Dick Rich Dick Rich ... Tom Barnes
Herbert Rawlinson ... District Attorney
Cecil Weston Cecil Weston ... Mrs. Briggs
Tom Herbert Tom Herbert ... Carnation Charlie
Stubby Kruger Stubby Kruger ... Dynamite (as Harold Kruger)
Frank Hagney ... Butch
Jack Buckley Jack Buckley ... Windy
Harry Depp Harry Depp ... Ben Marlo
Jack Roper Jack Roper ... Nipper
Al Goldsmith Al Goldsmith ... Coffee Cake George
John Ince ... Judge Scott
Joe Oakie Joe Oakie ... Sneaky
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Storyline

In an effort to obtain a true story from Davis, a swindler who had taken the rap to protect some higher-ups, professional football star/reporter Jim O'Brien is sent to State Prison under fake charges. Davis has died but the district attorney and Jim's editor refuse to admit their connections to the frame-up and Jim is forced to remain behind bars. The editor promises Jim a governor's pardon after the next election, and assigns him to do a series of articles on the self-regulation system of Warden Collins. The latter allows him freedom of the prison, which throws Jim into contact with Betty Collins, the warden's daughter. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

So Hot - They Put Him In The Cooler!

Genres:

Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El ladrón trece See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Monday 10 December 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Detroit it first aired Wednesday 19 February 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7). See more »

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