DirectorH. C. Potter Music directorEdward Ward, David Snell
WriterDavid Hertz, William Ludwig Release dateSeptember 8, 1939 (1939-09-08) (U.S.) ScreenplayWilliam Ludwig, Dorothy Yost, Endre Bohem, David Hertz CastEdward G. Robinson (John R. Ingram), Ruth Hussey (Helen Ingram), Gene Lockhart (William 'Bill' Ramey), Bobs Watson (Hank Ingram), Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams (Moose McCarthy (as Guinn Williams)), John Wray (Convict Diggs) Similar moviesScarface, Fled, Angels with Dirty Faces, The Roaring Twenties, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, The Public Enemy
TaglineSCREAMING NEW THRILLS WITH THE SCREEN'S
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Blackmail is a 1939 crime drama film starring Edward G. Robinson and was directed by H. C. Potter.
John Ingram is a very successful oil-field firefighter and a family man. All is going so well, he's even bought his own oil well in hope of striking it rich. His greatest fears are realized, however, when a man, William Ramey, from his secret past sees Ingram in a newsreel and shows up looking for a job.
Ramey attempts to blackmail Ingram, who had run from a chain gang years ago and started a new life under an assumed name. After a shady deal is made, Ingram is tricked and Ramey turns him into authorities, who return him to a chain gang. Ramey subsequently becomes a very rich man.
When Ingram finds out about the success of the man who betrayed him, he plans a daring escape in an attempt to return home and get revenge.
Edward G. Robinson as John R. Ingram, an alias of John Harrington
Ruth Hussey as Helen Ingram
Gene Lockhart as William Ramey
Bobs Watson as Hank Ingram
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams as Moose McCarthy (as Guinn Williams)