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Nancy Steele Is Missing! (1937)

Approved | | Drama | 12 March 1937 (USA)
After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward,... See full summary »

Directors:

George Marshall, Otto Preminger (uncredited)

Writers:

Charles Francis Coe (story "Ransom"), Gene Fowler | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor McLaglen ... Dannie O'Neill
Walter Connolly ... Michael Steele
Peter Lorre ... Prof. Sturm
June Lang ... Sheila O'Neill - aka Nancy Steele
Robert Kent ... Jimmie Wilson
Shirley Deane ... Nancy
John Carradine ... Harry Wilkins
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Mary Flaherty
Frank Conroy ... Dan Mallon
Granville Bates ... Joseph F.X. Flaherty
George Taylor George Taylor ... Gus Crowder
Kane Richmond ... Tom - Steele's Chauffeur
Margaret Fielding Margaret Fielding ... Miss Hunt
DeWitt Jennings ... Doctor on Farm
George Chandler ... Counter Clerk
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After being in jail for seventeen years a crook is met by the girl he kidnapped as a baby. She now thinks he's her father. When he returns her to her real father there's a job and a reward, but an old prisonmate gets in the way. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nancy Steele a disparu See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Wallace Beery was originally assigned the lead role, and Otto Preminger was assigned to direct. However, shortly after filming began, Beery told Fox studio head Darryl F. Zanuck, "I won't do a picture with a director whose name I can't pronounce." Zanuck re-assigned Preminger to direct the comedy Danger - Love at Work (1937), replaced Beery with Victor McLaglen for this film and replaced Preminger with George Marshall. See more »

Quotes

[Sturm retells the story of the murder he committed]
Professor Sturm: ...as I said, he was so big, it seems unfair I should have gotten so little money out of him.
Dannie O'Neill: Don't you ever get tired of talking about the guy you croaked?
Professor Sturm: No.
Dannie O'Neill: Don't it ever bother you?
Professor Sturm: No. All that bothers me was a certain carelessness I had shown. I went to his funeral. It wasn't sentiment, you understand, it was curiosity. I was curious to see what they could do about that hole in his head.
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"Nancy" is nice!
14 September 2000 | by Anne_SharpSee all my reviews

Designed to showcase McLaghlen in another dumb-brute-Irishman role similar to the one he played in "The Informer," this little crime story is as clever and snappy as "The Informer" is pretentious, and McLaghlen's very good in it. Even better is Peter Lorre as a devilish little jailbird who tries to get the better of the big guy.


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