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Bad Company (1931 film)

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Genre  Drama
Producer  Harry Joe Brown
Language  English
6.3/10 IMDb

Director  Tay Garnett
Music director  Arthur Lange
Country  United States
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Writer  Jack Lait, Tay Garnett, Tom Buckingham
Release date  October 2, 1931 (1931-10-02) (U.S.)
Cast  Helen Twelvetrees (Helen King Carlyle), Ricardo Cortez (Goldie Gorio), John Garrick (Steve Carlyle), Paul Hurst (Paul Hurst)
Similar movies  Goodfellas, Bridge of Spies, A Walk Among the Tombstones, The Judge, The Rainmaker, The Departed

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Bad Company is a 1931 American Pre-Code gangster film directed and co-written by Tay Garnett with Tom Buckingham based on Jack Lait's 1930 novel Put on the Spot. It stars Helen Twelvetrees and Ricardo Cortez. Told from the view of a woman, the working titles of this film were The Gangster's Wife and The Mad Marriage. Unlike many static early sound films, Garnett includes several scenes using a moving camera climaxing in a gigantic assault on an office building with both sides using heavy machine guns.


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Rich and beautiful Helen King is about to marry Steve Carlyle, a wealthy young professional. Unknown to Helen and her family, Steve is a legal advisor to a megalomaniac gangster Goldie Gorio.

Steve wishes to leave the rackets but Goldie reintroduces him to his future father-in-law, a rival gangster where both parties see the marriage as a symbol of peace and an end of violence in their transactions. Steve remains with Goldie and fills in for him to a visit to a rival gangster's boat where he is ambushed and nearly killed by their machine gun. Helen vows revenge on Goldie.


  • Helen Twelvetrees ... Helen King
  • Ricardo Cortez ... Goldie Gorio
  • John Garrick ... Steve Carlyle
  • Paul Hurst ... Goldie's Butler
  • Frank Conroy ... Markham King
  • Harry Carey ... McBaine
  • Frank McHugh ... Doc
  • Kenneth Thomson ... Barnes
  • Arthur Stone ... Dummy
  • Emma Dunn ... Emma
  • William V. Mong ... Henry
  • Edgar Kennedy ... Buffington
  • (as per AFI database.)


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