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Johnny Come Lately (1943)

Approved | | Drama | 3 September 1943 (USA)
Newspaper man wanders about and helps older woman save her paper.

Director:

William K. Howard

Writers:

John Van Druten (screenplay), Louis Bromfield (novel)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Cagney ... Tom Richards
Grace George ... Vinnie McLeod
Marjorie Main ... 'Gashouse' Mary
Marjorie Lord ... Jane
Hattie McDaniel ... Aida
Edward McNamara Edward McNamara ... W.M. Dougherty
William Henry ... Pete Dougherty (as Bill Henry)
Robert Barrat ... Bill Swain
George Cleveland ... Willie Ferguson
Margaret Hamilton ... Myrtle Ferguson
Norman Willis ... Dudley Hirsh
Lucien Littlefield ... Blaker
Edwin Stanley Edwin Stanley ... Winterbottom
Irving Bacon ... Chief of Police
Tom Dugan ... First Cop
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Storyline

Newspaper man wanders about and helps older woman save her paper.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

newspaper | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dagens mand See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 9, 1948 with James Cagney reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

At just after 1:20 into the film, when 'Gashouse' Mary is speaking to W.M. Dougherty, with his back toward camera, he pulls his handkerchief out of his suit coat front pocket. A moment later, in the face on shot of him, he does it again. See more »

Quotes

Court Bailiff / Mr. Robbins: [reading case docket] Vagrancy, wife beating...
Vinnie McLeod: [interjecting] That's a newfangled sort of crime. In my day men didn't beat their wives. The wives had pistols.
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Fast-paced fun
22 August 2001 | by m_finebesserSee all my reviews

Cagney is a human dynamo as a drifter who helps save ailing Grace George from losing her newspaper. The pace is fast, and audiences of all ages will be pleased. The supporting cast, have all the small-town characterizations down pat -- with Margaret Hamilton a standout. Cagney himself, had genuine affection for this film, and listed it among his top five movie-making experiences at a retrospective the year before he died.


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