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Alias the Deacon (1940)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy | 17 May 1940 (USA)
A hillbilly deacon, who is actually a cardsharp in disguise, becomes involved in a small-town fight game.

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writers:

Nat Perrin (screenplay), Charles Grayson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Bob Burns ... Deke Caswell
Mischa Auer ... Andre
Peggy Moran ... Phyllis
Dennis O'Keefe ... Johnny Sloan
Edward Brophy ... Stuffy
Thurston Hall ... Jim Cunningham
Spencer Charters ... Sheriff Yates
Jack Carson ... Sullivan
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Bull Gumbatz (as Guinn Williams)
Virginia Brissac ... Elsie Clark
Benny Bartlett ... Willie Clark
Mira McKinney ... Mrs. Gregory
Janet Shaw ... Mildred Gregory
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Erville Alderson ... Chief of Police
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Storyline

A hillbilly deacon, who is actually a cardsharp in disguise, becomes involved in a small-town fight game.

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A MERRY-GO-ROUND OF COPS, CROOKS and COMICS See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 May 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hillbilly Deacon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)| Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 1, 1940 with Bob Burns reprising his film role. See more »

Connections

Version of Half a Sinner (1934) See more »

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