6.9/10
90
6 user 3 critic

Pick-up (1933)

The scheme of a pair of married con artiss goes awry when their victim dies, and they care both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her life back together.

Director:

Marion Gering

Writers:

Viña Delmar (story), S.K. Lauren | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Treasury Department officials recruit a florist (Raft) to lead them to a wanted criminal (Macready); but once he gets too close, he finds he's the hunted.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: George Raft, Nina Foch, George Macready
Vanity Street (1932)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A NYC police-detective rescues a down-and-out showgirl from a bad situation, gets her a job in the 'Follies", and falls in love with her. Then, as he is about to lead her to the altar, he ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Grinde
Stars: Charles Bickford, Helen Chandler, Mayo Methot
Good Dame (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A chorus girl gets stranded in a small midwestern town. Against her better judgement, she hooks up with a smooth-talking con artist who says he can help her get out of town.

Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Jack La Rue
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A gang of crooks evade the police by moving their operations to a small town. There the gang's leader, John Madison, encounters a faith healer and uses him to scam the gullible public of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Chester Morris, Robert Coogan
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Married couple is imprisoned for a crime they didn't commit.

Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Gene Raymond, Wynne Gibson
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Friends since childhood, two men are on opposite sides in a salmon fishing conflict.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: George Raft, Henry Fonda, Dorothy Lamour
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A young college student gets pregnant by the man she loves, but circumstances prevent their marrying, so she marries a classmate she doesn't love. Soon, however, her lover returns, and she finds herself in a dilemma as to who to choose.

Directors: David Burton, Dudley Murphy
Stars: Phillips Holmes, Sylvia Sidney, Norman Foster
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A European princess arrives in New York City to secure a much-needed loan for her country. She contracts the mumps, and an actress who looks exactly like her is hired to impersonate her.

Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant, Edward Arnold
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Jennie Gerhardt is a destitute young woman. While working in a hotel in Columbus, Ohio, Jennie meets George Brander, a United State Senator, who becomes infatuated with her. He helps her family and declares his wish to marry her.

Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Donald Cook, Mary Astor
Street Scene (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Twenty-four hours elapse on the stoop of a Hell's Kitchen tenement as a microcosm of the American melting pot interacts with each other during a summer heatwave.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, William Collier Jr., Estelle Taylor
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lieutenant Pinkerton marries geisha-in-training but soon after abandons her and goes back to the US.

Director: Marion Gering
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Cary Grant, Charles Ruggles
Crime | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Band leader Jack Conrad is impressed by prison inmate Ray Ferrera on saxophone. Conrad hires Ray to join his band and tour upon his release. Ray hooks up with Jean, a dancer in the show, ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: George Raft, Ben Bernie, Grace Bradley
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Sylvia Sidney ... Mary Richards
George Raft ... Harry Glynn
Lilian Bond ... Muriel Stevens (as Lillian Bond)
William Harrigan ... Jim Richards
Clarence Wilson ... Sam Foster
Brooks Benedict ... Tony
Robert McWade ... Jerome Turner
Purnell Pratt ... Prosecuting Attorney
Charles Middleton ... Mr. Brewster
Oscar Apfel ... The Warden
Edit

Storyline

The scheme of a pair of married con artiss goes awry when their victim dies, and they care both caught and imprisoned. When she gets out of prison, she tries to put her life back together.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

prison | swindle | See All (2) »

Taglines:

The biggest hit since "Bad Girl"

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Achada na Rua See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Harry Glynn: I don't have nothin' to do with pick-ups, see. I'm kinda particular that way.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Man's Castle (1933) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Touching and surprisingly modern
12 October 2006 | by ROCKY-19See all my reviews

Sylvia Sidney had the unique ability to present herself as both vulnerable and tough as brass, and never more so than here. She is such a sympathetic character from the very first scene. Her Mary/Molly is no nonsense yet idealistic.

Happily paired with George Raft as Harry, she is touching and involving throughout. Harry is an underachieving cab driver who is "satisfied" with the his low-rent life. It is amusing to watch her shove him up the ladder of success even when he does not necessarily see what she's doing.

Because Mary is still married to a con she's afraid to divorce, she and Harry must live together, allowing others to assume they are married. The script does not blanch at this, nor at the heavy sexual aggressiveness of the rich gal who goes after Harry.

Raft, of course, is gorgeous as usual, but here plays rather less worldly and more gullible than is usual for him. Harry's been around the block a few times, but can always get suckered.

Well worth watching, and a nice warm-up for Raft and Sydney's later hookup "You and Me."


16 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed