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The St. Louis Kid (1934)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 10 November 1934 (USA)
Trucker Eddie Kennedy gets involved with the law when he has an car accident with Ann Reid and knocks the owner of a dairy out. He evades a penalty when he claims, that he had done it as an... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

Warren Duff (screen play), Seton I. Miller (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Eddie Kennedy
Patricia Ellis ... Ann Reid
Allen Jenkins ... Buck
Robert Barrat ... Farmer Benson
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Richardson
Spencer Charters ... Messeldopp
Addison Richards ... Mr. Brown
Dorothy Dare ... Gracie Smith
Arthur Aylesworth ... Judge Jeremiah Jones
Charles C. Wilson ... Mr. Harris - the Trucking Company Boss (as Charles Wilson)
William B. Davidson ... Joe Hunter (as William Davidson)
Harry Woods ... Louie Munn
Gertrude Short ... Babe Smith - the Girl Buck Picks Up
Eddie Shubert ... Pete - a Truck Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carmen Gould Carmen Gould
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Storyline

Trucker Eddie Kennedy gets involved with the law when he has an car accident with Ann Reid and knocks the owner of a dairy out. He evades a penalty when he claims, that he had done it as an act of solidarism with the farmers. The farmers start an boycott action against this dairy, so the owner has to bring milk from elsewhere to his dairy, but the farmers closed the road, and Kennedy is arrested once more. He leaves jail at night to meet Ann, but meanwhile the owner has asked some mobsters to deliver the milk. One of the farmers is murdered, Ann Reid is missing and Eddie Kennedy is accused of murder. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Weekend Perfect See more »

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Budget:

$80,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $4.00 tab for four orders of ham and eggs would be the equivalent of $72.00 in 2016. No wonder Buck objected. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: James Cagney (1961) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll String Along with You
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played in the bar when Buck is trying to raise bail money
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"Some day, when the weather is all nice and clear, I'm gonna knock your nose right around your ear."
2 September 2016 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Jimmy Cagney plays a 'little tough guy' truck driver who is pulled into a dispute between farmers and a dairy syndicate. Great old WB social drama with a cast of solid character actors like Charles C. Wilson, Robert Barrat, Hobart Cavanagh, Addison Richards, Arthur Aylesworth, and the always terrific Allen Jenkins. Patricia Ellis is the girl who hates Cagney at first but comes around to loving him by the end of the picture. Cagney's the main reason to watch, of course, and he's loads of fun as the cocky, wise-cracking runt that's quick with his fists. It's a fast-paced and entertaining movie with a little bit of a then-topical message for flavor. If you're a fan of Cagney or these types of movies WB put out in the 1930s, you'll probably like this a lot.


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