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Director  Frank Capra
Screenplay  Robert Riskin
Country  USA
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Genre  Drama
Producers  Frank Capra, Harry Cohn
Language  English
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Writer  Robert Riskin (story)
Release date  August 4, 1932 (1932-08-04)
Directors  Frank Capra, Allan Dwan, Roy William Neill
Cast  Walter Huston (Thomas Dickson), Pat O'Brien (Matt Brown), Kay Johnson (Mrs. Phyllis Dickson), Constance Cummings (Helen), Gavin Gordon (Cyril Cluett), Arthur Hoyt (Ives)
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American madness 1932

American Madness is a 1932 American pre-Code film directed by Frank Capra and starring Walter Huston as a New York banker embroiled in scandal. The story is also Sterling Holloway's feature-film debut.


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In the Great Depression era, the Board of Directors of Thomas Dickson's bank want Dickson (Walter Huston) to merge with New York Trust and resign. He refuses. One night, Dickson's bank is robbed of $100,000. The suspect is Matt Brown (Pat O'Brien), an ex-convict whom Dickson hired and appointed Chief Teller. Brown, who's very loyal to Dickson, refuses to say where he was that night. He has two witnesses for his alibi, Mrs. Dickson (Kay Johnson) and fellow worker Cyril Cluett (Gavin Gordon), but Brown is protecting Dickson from finding out that Mrs. Dickson was with Cluett having a romantic evening. Cluett, who has a $50,000 gambling debt, is responsible for the robbery, but lets Brown take the rap.

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Word of the robbery causes a run on the bank, but friends of the banker come to his aid, and the bank is saved.


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  • Walter Huston as Dickson
  • Pat O'Brien as Matt
  • Kay Johnson as Mrs Dickson
  • Constance Cummings as Helen
  • Gavin Gordon as Cluett
  • Arthur Hoyt as Ives
  • Robert Emmett O'Connor as Inspector

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