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Beau James (1957)

Biopic of the political career of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant and somewhat corrupt Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Mayor James J. 'Jimmy' Walker
... Betty Compton
... Chris Nolan
... Allie Walker
... Charley Hand
... Bernie Williams - Broadway producer
... Prosecutor
Richard Shannon ... Dick Jackson
... Arthur Julian
... Sid Nash
... George Jessel
... Gov. Alfred E. 'Al' Smith
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Storyline

The story of Jimmy Walker who became mayor of New York in the '20s. Used by professional politicians and money-grabbers, Walker himself was "stupid but clean", although his open affair with Betty Compton cost him dear. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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The Story of Fabulous Jimmy Walker . . . Mayor of New York See more »

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Biography | Drama

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7 June 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El alcalde de Broadway  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Walter Catlett. See more »

Goofs

Mayor Walker is in a parade near movie's end. In the background is a 1955 or 1956 Cadillac. See more »

Quotes

Mayor James J. 'Jimmy' Walker: Goodbye... but remember this: the voters always get what they deserve. I wasn't the only chump in this city. It took a lot of you to elect me.
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Connections

Follows Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Manhattan
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Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
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This role was made for Bob Hope.
29 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Having watched this movie many times -- it's in my library, I firmly believe that the role could only have been played by Bob Hope. To my mind, this is his best performance. That coupled with an excellent cast, highlighted by the duet with Jimmy Durante (and Jack Benny's cameo) make this a thoroughly enjoyable movie to watch -- just for fun. >


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