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Men of America (1932)

A gang of bank robbers hide out in a cabin near a valley road that was closed because of an earthquake. They had just robbed a bank of $50,000, but in $1000 bills, which the leader, Cicero,... See full summary »

Directors:

Ralph Ince, William Boyd (uncredited)

Writers:

Samuel Ornitz (screen play), Jack Jungmeyer (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Boyd ... Jim Parker
Charles 'Chic' Sale ... Smokey Joe Miller
Dorothy Wilson ... Anne
Ralph Ince ... Cicero
Henry Armetta ... Tony Garboni
Alphonse Ethier ... Indian Tom (as Alphonz Ethier)
Theresa Maxwell Conover ... Abby
Eugene Strong Eugene Strong ... Bugs - Henchman
Gene Layman Gene Layman ... Henry Ellis (as Fatty Layman)
Fred Lindstrand Fred Lindstrand ... Ole Jensen (as Fred Lindstrom)
Frank Mills ... Louie aka Frank - Henchman
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A gang of bank robbers hide out in a cabin near a valley road that was closed because of an earthquake. They had just robbed a bank of $50,000, but in $1000 bills, which the leader, Cicero, knows can never be spent. With no other money, they resort to stealing food from the local ranchers. Hoping to have one of the ranchers, Tony, cash one of the bills for them for pocket money, they offer him a $1000 note as a fee. But Tony senses something is fishy and goes for his rifle, and he is murdered. Suspicion falls on rancher Jim Parker, who was the last of the locals to see Tony alive. His sweetheart, Anne Miller, doesn't believe he did it, and rides off to tell him the townsfolk are in a lynching mood. But Jim had followed two of the gang members who he saw stealing his goats, and was riding back to tell the others about the crooks. Anne intercepts him, but he refuses to flee and convinces the folks that the thieves and murderers are in that cabin by the valley. They ride off to confront ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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hostage | thief | bank robbery | murder | See All (4) »

Genres:

Crime | Western | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Decision See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Stuck with hot money
15 June 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A gang of modern bank robbers has a hideout in a western state which is pretty remote and generally inaccessible due to an earthquake. But it's the bad luck of Ralph Ince's men that in the last job all they got away with large denomination bills, thousand dollar bills to be exact. Hard to spend and easily traceable.

So Ince and his guys have to resort to a lot of petty thievery in the area just to eat. For reasons I'm still not clear about suspicion falls on our hero William Boyd, the future Hopalong Cassidy. But Italian immigrant farmer Henry Armetta gets wise to the gang and dies for his trouble. Armetta has his usual gang of kids left without a dad.

This is a remote region and apparently has a sheriff that doesn't give it that much attention. So it's up to the folks living there to face down the city gangsters who have tommy guns and they have hunting rifles.

The NRA is certainly going to love this film.

Men Of America is a scant 58 minutes running time but it does pack a lot of plot into it. It's an average B programmer and the cast does well by the material.


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