Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at a bank who unwittingly gets involved with the country's toughest gangster and his gang, and he gets suspected of being the leader of ...
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Willie Harrington is a wimpy small-town bookkeeper at a bank who unwittingly gets involved with the country's toughest gangster and his gang, and he gets suspected of being the leader of the gang. Hiis wife, Millie, files for divorce when she learns of his suspected-affiliation with the gangsters. The police have an all-out manhunt going for him, while he is being held by the gangsters in their hideout.Written by
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I got a sort of a press clipping here.
Let's see it.
This fella says I got a spilt personality.
Oh, you mean a sissy.
Oh, no, it's a term used by Psychiatrists.
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I would not normally think of Baby Face Harrington as a Raoul Walsh type film as
Walsh directed action/adventure films with some of Hollywood's leading actors
in the lead.
Star quality eschewed in this 1935 release from MGM's B picture unit. A whole
flock of familiar character players populate the cast of this one led by Charles
Butterworth who plays his usual droll milquetoast character.
Through an innocent mistake Butterworth takes money from skinflint Donald
Meek and his wife's uncle Eugene Pallette who is the Chief of Police has to
arrest him. When one of the notorious Nat Pendleton's gang, Stanley Fields is
arrested Fields breaks jail and Butterworth goes with him and now folks think
maybe this mild mannered clerk might be a criminal mastermind.
Butterworth's wife Una Merkel stands by her man. But that doesn't stop the
Snidely Whiplash type villain Harvey Stephens moving in.
All those people in this cast makes this almost required viewing. You will not be disappointed.
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