The Big Shakedown

Overview

An idealistic but naive pharmacist believes the mobsters who claim they want him to manufacture illegal medicine to help out the poor. That the deal will pad his own pockets with much-needed cash only sweetens the arrangement. This melodrama chronicles the tragic results of his actions. He wants the extra money so he can get married. The scheme works and things are fine until his bride announces her pregnancy and insists that he get out of the racket. Unfortunately, the brutal mobsters refuse to let him out. Not ...
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Overview

An idealistic but naive pharmacist believes the mobsters who claim they want him to manufacture illegal medicine to help out the poor. That the deal will pad his own pockets with much-needed cash only sweetens the arrangement. This melodrama chronicles the tragic results of his actions. He wants the extra money so he can get married. The scheme works and things are fine until his bride announces her pregnancy and insists that he get out of the racket. Unfortunately, the brutal mobsters refuse to let him out. Not long after, his bride miscarries the baby and nearly dies when a well-meaning doctor injects her with some of the druggist's own bad medicine. This causes the pharmacist to go berserk with rage and have a violent confrontation with the villainous mob boss.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/25/2012
  • UPC: 883316385340
  • Original Release: 1934
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Full Frame
  • Time: 1:01:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 51,611

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Farrell Jimmy Morrell
Bette Davis Norma Frank
Ricardo Cortez Barnes
Glenda Farrell Lil
Allen Jenkins Lefty
Henry O'Neill Sheffner
Philip Faversham John
Robert E. O'Connor Regan, the Bartender
Oscar Apfel Doctor
George Pat Collins Gyp
Earl Foxe Carey
Samuel S. Hinds Kohlsadt
John Hyams Smith
Elinor Jackson Woman
Edward J. Le Saint Fillmore
Sidney Miller Jewish Boy
Adrian Morris Trigger
Ben Taggart Cop
Charles Williams Timid Man
John Wray Gardinella
Frank Layton Dr. Boutellier
Dewey Robinson Slim
Renee Whitney
Ben Hendricks Jr.
George Cooper
Matt Briggs
Frederick Burton
William B. Davidson
Technical Credits
John Francis Dillon Director
Sam Bischoff Producer
Niven Busch Screenwriter
Leo F. Forbstein Score Composer
James Gibbon Editor
Sidney Hickox Cinematographer
Rian James Screenwriter
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Richards Editor
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