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Picture Snatcher

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An admirably tough B-picture enlivened by an energetic James Cagney performance, Picture Snatcher stars Cagney as Danny Kean, a former gangster who has decided to go straight after a stretch in the big house. Danny has fallen for Patricia Patricia Ellis, the daughter of the cop who put him away Robert Emmett O'Connor. Dad isn't convinced that Danny has left his life of crime behind him, and he isn't too impressed with his new career taking pictures for a sleazy tabloid newspaper. Between getting a lurid photo of ...
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An admirably tough B-picture enlivened by an energetic James Cagney performance, Picture Snatcher stars Cagney as Danny Kean, a former gangster who has decided to go straight after a stretch in the big house. Danny has fallen for Patricia Patricia Ellis, the daughter of the cop who put him away Robert Emmett O'Connor. Dad isn't convinced that Danny has left his life of crime behind him, and he isn't too impressed with his new career taking pictures for a sleazy tabloid newspaper. Between getting a lurid photo of a fireman in front of a burning building where his wife and her lover met their fate and a daring shot of a woman being executed based an actual incident when a New York Daily News photographer got a photo of Ruth Snyder in the electric chair, Danny's work is selling papers but hardly making Officer O'Connor think his daughter is in good hands especially since he was in charge of press security for the execution. Short, sweet and sassy, Picture Snatcher is the sort of gutsy fare Warner Bros. did best in the 1930's; Ralph Bellamy turns in a great supporting performance as Danny's boozy editor.
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Special Features

Commentary by film historians Jeffrey Vance and Tony Maietta; Warner Night At the Movies 1933 short subjects gallery:; Vintage newsreel; Musical short: Plane Crazy; Classic cartoon: Wake up the Gypsy in Me; Trailers of Picture Snatcher and 1933's I Loved a Woman; Bonus trailer of the storyline-linked Escape From Crime
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All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Picture Snatcher is nothing more than a hardboiled programmer, but while it's far from being art, it's a great deal of fun. Snatcher is one of those films that's full of flaws but that has enough life and vitality that most viewers won't care. For those that do care, be warned that the film is clumsily told; the screenwriters often bump from one event to another with a blitheness that could be alarming, and director Lloyd Bacon seems unconcerned with smoothing out the narrative bumps or with attempting to get perfection in his shots. Yet that very disinterest in perfection probably accounts for a good deal of Snatcher's appeal: it's more concerned with getting to where it's going and getting there fast than with taking time to look around it as it goes, and that energy is contagious. Snatcher would be a sorry picture indeed, however, were it not blessed with the inimitable James Cagney in the title role. Cagney's brash, tough-yet-likeable enthusiasm is put to good use here. He's all over the picture, sometimes moving so fast it's as if he's in the same frame twice. He's as unconcerned with the artistry of the picture as Bacon is; all he knows is that he needs to strut, to connive, to convince and to win over, and he does it all beautifully.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/25/2008
  • UPC: 883929002740
  • Original Release: 1933
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:17:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Danny Kean
Ralph Bellamy McLean
Patricia Ellis Patricia Nolan
Alice White Allison
Ralf Harolde Jerry
Robert E. O'Connor Casey Nolan
George Pat Collins Hennessy the Fireman
Tom Wilson Leo
Robert H. Barrat Grover
Maurice Black Speakeasy proprietor
Stanley Blystone Prison guard
Don Brodie Hood
Hobart Cavanaugh James Peters
George Chandler Reporter
Cora Sue Collins Little girl
Gino Corrado Barber
George Daly Machine gunner
Jill Dennett Speakeasy girl
Dick Elliott Editor
Jack Grey Cop
Sterling Holloway Journalism student
Selmar Jackson Record Editor
Alice Jans Colleen
Donald Kerr Mike Colleen's Boy Friend
Milt Kibbee Reporter outside prison
Bob Perry Bartender
Barbara Rogers Olive
Vaughn Taylor Editor
Phil Tead Reporter Strange
Arthur Vinton Head keeper
Billy West Reporter
Renee Whitney Connie
John Ince Captain
Charles King Sick reporter
Technical Credits
Lloyd Bacon Director
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Raymond Griffith Producer
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Gordon Hollingshead Asst. Director
William Holmes Editor
William Keighley Screenwriter
Ben Markson Screenwriter
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Sol Polito Cinematographer
Alan Rivkin Screenwriter
Perc Westmore Makeup
P.J. Wolfson Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Picture Snatcher
1. Credits [:48]
2. Going Legitimate [4:46]
3. Get the Shot or Else [2:36]
4. Inside Job [5:00]
5. Fire Department's Burning [3:46]
6. Mac's Girl [2:14]
7. Students Get the Tour [5:31]
8. My Own Daughter [2:15]
9. Shake Hands With the Law [5:22]
10. Inviting Himself [4:26]
11. Execution [4:21]
12. Make 'Em Chase You [2:32]
13. Great Stuff. Lay Low [5:35]
14. Once a Rat [6:55]
15. Back With Mac [3:56]
16. Going for Her [3:58]
17. Holed up With Jerry [4:40]
18. All the Credit [4:02]
19. Anything for a Pal [4:13]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Picture Snatcher
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Commentary By Jeffrey Vance and Tony Maietta
      Warner Night At the Movies
         Play All
         I Loved a Woman Theatrical Trailer
         Newsreel
         Plane Crazy
         Wake up the Gypsy in Me
         Picture Snatcher
      Theatrical Trailers
         Play All
         Picture Snatcher (1933)
         Escape From Crime (1942)
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English
      Subtitles
         English (For the Hearing Impaired)
         Fran├žais
         Off
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