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Frankie and Johnnie (1936)

The story of a woman, Frankie, and the man who has done her wrong, Johnnie.

Directors:

Chester Erskine, John H. Auer (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Helen Morgan ... Frankie
Chester Morris ... Johnnie Drew
Lilyan Tashman ... Nellie Bly
Florence Reed ... Lou
Walter Kingsford ... Timothy
William Harrigan ... Curley
John Larkin ... Andy
Cora Witherspoon ... Mrs. Lumpy Thornton
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The story of a woman, Frankie, and the man who has done her wrong, Johnnie.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frankie i Johnny See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John H. Auer directed retakes and new scenes after Chester Erskine left the picture. See more »

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Version of Frankie and Johnny (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me a Heart to Sing To
(uncredited)
Written by J. Russel Robinson, Victor Young and William Livingston
Performed by Helen Morgan
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great cast in a disappointing film
7 August 2003 | by c532cSee all my reviews

Ideal players are unfortunately wasted in Republic's low-budget, low-octane drama. Helen Morgan, that tragic chantoosie, would seem ideally cast as Frankie, but the tired script gives her nothing to do except look a bit trampy, which she does very well. Likewise, slick, superficial Chester Morris embodies the two-timing Johnny of the song perfectly... or he would if he had any worthwhile dialogue. In her last Film Lilyan Tashman is wasted as Nellie Bly. Once or twice, the movie seems about to capture the simplicity of a tawdry ballad, but never quite gets there. A pity all around.


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