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Director  Michael Curtiz
Cinematography  Ira H. Morgan
Country  United States
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Crime, Drama
Duration  
Language  English
Jimmy the Gent (film) movie poster
Release date  March 17, 1934 (1934-03-17) (US)
Writer  Bertram Millhauser (screen play), Laird Doyle (story), Ray Nazarro (story)
Producers  Jack L. Warner, Hal B. Wallis
Cast  James Cagney (Jimmy Corrigan), Bette Davis (Miss Joan Martin), Allen Jenkins (Lou), Alan Dinehart (Charles Wallingham), Alice White (Mabel), Arthur Hohl (Monty Barton)
Similar movies  James Cagney appears in Jimmy the Gent and Here Comes the Navy
Tagline  He's the BIGGEST CHISELER since MICHAELANGELO! Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves Were PIKERS compared to this RED-HAIRED SON-OF-A-GUN!

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Jimmy the Gent is a 1934 American Pre-Code comedy-crime film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring James Cagney and Bette Davis. It was the first pairing of Cagney and Davis, who would reunite for The Bride Came C.O.D. seven years later.

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The screenplay by Bertram Millhauser was based on the story The Heir Chaser by Ray Nazarro and Laird Doyle.

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Plot

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The unscrupulous Jimmy Corrigan (James Cagney), runs an agency that searches for heirs of those who have died without leaving a will, and often provides phony claimants in order to collect his fee. When his former girlfriend Joan Martin (Bette Davis), who left him to due his lack of ethics, accepts a position at the allegedly legitimate firm owned by Charles Wallingham (Alan Dinehart), Corrigan investigates Wallingham's background and discovers his rival is even more duplicitous than he is. He exposes Wallingham as a phony and promises to go straight if Joan will come back to him.

Cast

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  • James Cagney as Jimmy Corrigan
  • Bette Davis as Joan Martin
  • Allen Jenkins as Lou
  • Alan Dinehart as Charles Wallingham
  • Alice White as Mabel
  • Arthur Hohl as Monty Barton
  • Hobart Cavanaugh as Fake Worthingham
  • Mayo Methot as Gladys Farrell
  • Production

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    Prior to its release, the film's working titles were Blondes and Bonds and The Heir Chaser.

    Both Cagney and Davis considered Jimmy the Gent to be a throwaway studio assembly-line quickie film, and neither was happy about the assignment. Cagney had the sides of his head shaved for the film, without the knowledge of either director Michael Curtiz or studio boss Hal B. Wallis. Curtiz was stunned when he saw the haircut, and Wallis took it personally. Bette Davis did not appreciate it either, and refused to have publicity pictures taken with Cagney.

    Reception

    Jimmy the Gent did well at the box office, and the critical response was positive as well. In his review in The New York Times, Mordaunt Hall described the film as "a brisk, slangy piece of work in which Mr. Cagney is as much of a pepper-pot as ever . . . [he] tackles the barbed argot of his lines with speed and force . . . Bette Davis is attractive and capable as Joan." Variety said, "Jimmy the Gent . . . [is] expert, thorough-going, typically Cagney . . . and good for plenty of laughs."

    References

    Jimmy the Gent (film) Wikipedia
    Jimmy the Gent (film) IMDb Jimmy the Gent (film) themoviedb.org


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