Jimmy the Gent

Jimmy the Gent

Director: Michael Curtiz Cast: James Cagney, Bette Davis, Alice White

DVD (Remastered / B&W / Full Frame)

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Jimmy the Gent

James Cagney runs a shady missing-heir tracing service, occasionally providing phony heirs in order to collect his fee. He suffers a tinge of jealousy when he takes a gander at the offices of a legitimate tracing firm, where his former girlfriend (Bette Davis) has taken a job. Jimmy soon learns that the reputable organization's boss (Alan Dinehart) is more crooked than Jimmy ever was, but he can't convince the girl of this fact. Using his own street smarts, Cagney exposes the "honest" heir tracer and agrees to go straight if his girl will come back to him. At the time Jimmy the Gent was filmed, James Cagney was getting tired of the formula pictures being handed him; rather than go on suspension, he expressed his displeasure by shaving his hair almost down to the bone, which is why he appears in this film with an uncharacteristic buzz-cut.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2010
UPC: 0883316276679
Original Release: 1934
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:07:00
Sales rank: 11,572

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Cagney Jimmy Corrigan
Bette Davis Joan Martin
Alice White Mabel
Allen Jenkins Louis
Alan Dinehart James J. Wallingham
Arthur Hohl Joe Rector
Phillip Reed Ronnie Gatson
Hobart Cavanaugh The Imposter
Mayo Methot Gladys Farrell
Ralf Harolde Hendrickson
Philip Faversham Blair
Nora Lane Posy Barton
Monica Bannister Tea Assistant
Tom Costello Grant
Joseph Crehan Judge
Lester Dorr Chalmers
Donald Douglas Man Drinking Tea
Jay Eaton Young Man
Harold Entwistle Rev. Amiel Bottsford
Dick French Actor
Eula Guy Nurse
Ben Hendricks Ferris
Charles Hickman Bailiff
Howard Hickman Doctor
Harry Holman Justice of the Peace
Robert E. Homans Irish Cop
Olaf Hytten Actor
Merna Kennedy Jitters
Milt Kibbee Ambulance Driver
Lorena Layson Brunette
Stanley Mack Pete
Lee Moran Stew
Leonard Mudie Man in Flower Shop
Vesey O'Davoren Steward
Dennis O'Keefe Chester Coote
Joe Sawyer Mike
Eddie Shubert Tim
Harry Wallace Eddie
Juliet Ware Viola
Robert Warwick Civil Judge
Billy West Halley
Renee Whitney Bessie
Pat Wing Secretary
Camille Rovelle File Clerk
Leo F. Forbstein Conductor

Technical Credits
Michael Curtiz Director
Laird Doyle Original Story
Esdras Hartley Art Director
Orry Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert Lord Producer
Bertram Millhauser Screenwriter
Ira Morgan Cinematographer
Ray Nazarro Original Story
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Richards Editor
Perc Westmore Makeup

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