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Come Fill the Cup (1951)

Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Lew Marsh
... Paula Copeland
... John Ives
... Charley Dolan
... Boyd S. Copeland
... Mrs. Dolly Copeland
... Julian Cuscaden
Charlita ... Maria Diego
... Lennie Garr
... Ike Bashaw
... Don Bell
... Hal Ortman
... Travis Ashbourne - Reporter
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Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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24 October 1951 (USA)  »

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Referenced in The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) See more »

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Blanke's Concerto
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Music by Ray Heindorf
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An unforgettable film!
29 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film for the first - and, up to now, last - time just after its release in early 1952 (original English version). "Come fill the cup" is one of those films that seem to have unjustly disappeared. It has never been released in this country, Spain, nor seen in television either here, in Belgium - where I lived 1973-1993 - or several other European countries linked to Brussels TV, U.K. not excluded. After all these years, I remember that all the actors are terrific, Cagney outstanding. Young - not surprisingly - was convincing, and the music score - an unfinished piano concert - haunting. From other comments, I assume that a DVD of this noir classic would be most welcome by Cagney fans of all ages.


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