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Show Them No Mercy! (1935)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 6 December 1935 (USA)
The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out ... See full summary »

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Kubec Glasmon (story), Henry Lehrman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rochelle Hudson ... Loretta Martin
Cesar Romero ... Tobey
Bruce Cabot ... Pitch
Edward Norris ... Joe Martin
Edward Brophy ... Buzz
Warren Hymer ... Gimp
Herbert Rawlinson ... Kurt Hansen
Robert Gleckler ... Gus Hansen
Charles C. Wilson ... Clifford
William B. Davidson ... Chief Haggerty (as William Davidson)
Frank Conroy ... Reed
Edythe Elliott Edythe Elliott ... Mrs. Hansen
Orrin Burke ... Judge Fry
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Storyline

The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out to be a kidnapper hideout. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Show Them No Mercy See more »

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Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-released in 1949 on a double feature program with Johnny Apollo (1940). See more »

Goofs

The dog was clearly shot with a Colt M1911, .45 caliber. After the veterinarians remove the bullet, they tell detectives the dog was shot with a .38 revolver. See more »

Connections

Remade as Rawhide (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, You Nasty Man
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Jack Yellen and Irving Caesar
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Undiscovered Gem!
26 April 2015 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

Where others here have described the action, story and actors, I thought I would present a different aspect of the film.

It is hard to determine why some films are well known and others are relegated to the background of the history of film. This film, though certainly not a masterpiece in any sense, however does demonstrate that a good writer can elevate, what might be thought of as a tired trope, into a solid, suspenseful and even intriguing product.

The script does not wallow in trite dialogue or overused witticisms. Certainly the arch-types of this film and it's era lends itself to worn out dialogue. Each character is well drawn out and there isn't one situation which one could say was unbelievable or implausible.

So many of these movies from the early 30s suffer from the expected "clunkiness" of the many new era film with sound. The graininess often helps the inexpensively wrought production values, here also in the sometimes mildly scratchy sound.

Yet, this movie presents us with a good mix between sets and actual locations which makes the overall product believable. There is charm but it is not overly exaggerated nor made for an artistic point.

I recommend this film for it's solid story, production values and strong performances by all.


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