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The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

Approved | | Drama, Music | 4 April 1946 (USA)
A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding... See full summary »

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Father Duffy
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A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding attended by many of the city's rich and powerful, meets a beautiful girl named Kay who turns out to be his ticket to meeting those rich and powerful people, and he soon manages to land a job on a newspaper. He gets caught up in the "make money at all costs" game, but receives a rude awakening when the stock market crashes in 1929. The Depression's lows uncovers new plateaus this Vet couldn't foresee while raking in the big bucks. Spiritual nudges helps Our Man to finally see the light that money can't buy everything, especially the love and happiness he's been searching for. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Was it the society beauty or the night club singer? (Title lobby card).

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Drama | Music

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4 April 1946 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Bom Ladrão  »

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$1,918,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Rags Ragland and Slim Summerville. See more »

Goofs

During conversations in automobiles, rear-screen projection shows 1940s era cars, long after time story took place. See more »

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Featured in Biography: Angela Lansbury: A Balancing Act (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

How Am I to Know?
(uncredited)
Music by Jack King
Lyrics by Dorothy Parker
Sung by Angela Lansbury (dubbed by Doreen Tryden)
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Excellent Story, Acting and Cast.
23 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This was one of the finest Gentile movies with a superb cast of characters. I believe it rates up with "Bells of St Mary's" and other great classic movies of its type. Wm. Powell rates an Academy award nomination and Esther Williams demonstrates her finest acting, and is more beautiful than I have ever seen her. She equals and exceeds most actresses of her day. The story moves along very smoothly, with excellent dialog and is a natural for the great cast of characters like James Gleason. My hat is off to the writers and director. I would highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants to be truly entertained without the conflict and violent movie making of today. This is truly a MUST see.


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