Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.
A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to the Allied victory at Guadalcanal.
Joe spends a lot of his time at Nick's Pacific Street Saloon. Tom, who credits Joe with once saving his life, stops by regularly to run errands for Joe. Today, Tom notices a woman named Kitty when she comes into Nick's, and he quickly falls in love with her. Meanwhile, a distraught young man repeatedly calls his girlfriend, begging her to marry him. Nick himself muses on all the various persons who come into his bar, some to ask for work and others just to pass the time.Written by
During the Broadway season of 1939-1940, the role of Harry was played by then-unknown Gene Kelly. See more »
Joe points his gun at Blick and pulls the trigger. And when it doesn't go off he says "That dumb Tom. He buys a six shooter that won't even shoot once". Even though he knows he loaded and unloaded the gun early in the film. And it happens to be a gun that only holds 5 cartridges. See more »
[The newsboy is singing When Irish Eyes Are Smiling]
Are you Irish?
No, I'm Greek.
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Opening credits are shown on the pages of a book, through which someone is flipping. See more »
A dramatic comedy adapted by Nathaniel Curtis from a William Saroyan play. Noted by critics, but slow in getting the respect of movie goers and some Saroyan fans. Joe(James Cagney)holds court at Nick's(William Bendix) little neighborhood saloon. Joe manipulates all who share time and space near him. Action gravitates around Joe. No visual signs of support, but all the while Joe is the positive influence in so many lives. Talk about a potluck of characters:Wayne Morse, Broderick Crawford, Ward Bond, Jimmy Lydon and Jeanne Cagney. James Barton is hilarious as the affable old cowboy. And the man playing the piano is Reginald Beane in his one and only movie. Respectable black and white glimpse of life in the neighborhood.
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