He Couldn't Take It (1933)

Jimmy Kelly, who can't hold on to a job because of his hot temper, finds his calling as a process server. He serves process on a gangster and exposes a criminal conspiracy while trying to ... See full summary »

Director:

William Nigh

Writers:

Dore Schary (story and adaptation), George Waggner (additional dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ray Walker ... Jimmy Case
Virginia Cherrill ... Eleanor Rogers
George E. Stone ... Sammy Kohn
Stanley Fields ... Sweet Sue
Dorothy Granger ... Grace Clarice
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Case
Paul Porcasi ... Nick
Donald Douglas ... Oakley
Astrid Allwyn ... Blonde
Franklin Parker Franklin Parker ... Radio Announcer
Jack Kennedy Jack Kennedy ... Driscoll
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Jimmy Kelly, who can't hold on to a job because of his hot temper, finds his calling as a process server. He serves process on a gangster and exposes a criminal conspiracy while trying to stop his long-suffering girlfriend from taking a vacation with her lecherous boss. Written by Bill Davis

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What he couldn't take wasn't worth taking...and he had plenty to take from. (Print Ad- Milwaukee Journal, ((Milwaukee, Wisc.)) 8 February 1934)

Genres:

Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born Tough See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film took place in New York City Saturday 6 May 1950 on the Night Owl Theatre on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

Connections

Remade as Live Wires (1946) See more »

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At first the film is difficult...stick with it.
11 March 2019 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Ray Walker stars as Jimmy, a ne'er-do-well who has a bad temper and a lousy work ethic. After losing yet another job, his girlfriend is getting sick and tired of his antics and tells him so. Ultimately, Jimmy does eventually find a job he likes AND is good at doing....being a process server. But after he serves a hoofer (who is NOT a very good dancer) and there's a minor riot, she blames him...though he was just doing his job. Now things are really bad between him and the lady. What will happen next...after Jimmy learns that her wonderful boss is actually a crook...and Jimmy intends to serve him as well?!

This film is tough to enjoy at first because Jimmy is a jerk in many ways....he not only can't hold a job but has a very inflated ego to boot. But my advice is keep watching--this B movie actually does get better.


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