After Police Captain Dan McLaren becomes police commissioner former detective Johnny Blake knocks him down convincing rackets boss Al Kruger that Blake is sincere in his effort to join the ... See full summary »
Edward G. Robinson,
An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat and the survivors spend eleven days at sea on a raft. They're next assigned to the liberty ship "Sea Witch" bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked North Atlantic.
Gang boss Little John Sarto returns from Europe where he was looking for "class" to find the new gang leader Jack Burns unwilling to relinquish his control. When Sarto puts together a rival gang he gets wounded and seeks refuge in a monastery. He is gradually transformed by the simple, sincere brothers and, after one last gangland appearance, decides he has found class at last in the monastery.Written by
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An article in the June 2, 1939 edition of the Los Angeles Times mentions James Cagney in the lead role played by Robinson. See more »
When Johnny is in the monastery and sees the newspaper article about Flo's engagement to Clarence, the entire article is shown on-screen. When Johnny reads the story aloud, he adds in the sentence "Never in my life, Miss Addams told reporters, have I been so thrilled and happy." That sentence did not appear in the news article. See more »
Little Johnny Sarto:
Yeah? Well, say, that's swell. Heh heh. Say I'm glad you tipped me off. You know I ain't taken a bow in so long. I'm afraid my back will creak.
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I'm a big fan of Bogart,but I have to admit this is not one of his shining moments.But fortunately,the audience is treated to some very funny performances by Edward G. Robinson,Ann Sothern,and Allen Jenkins(very often Bogart's side-kick,but not here),in particular Ann Sothern,who should have been a much bigger star than she was.The story basically dies once the brothers at the monastery rescue Robinson,but all in all,this movie has more style than most of the rot-gut being shown at your local multi-plex this week.Definitely worth a look.
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