Me, Gangster (1928)

70 mins | Melodrama | 14 October 1928

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Cinematographer:

Arthur Edeson

Editor:

Louis Loeffler

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
28 Oct 1928.
---
New York Times
22 Oct 1928
p. 29.
Variety
24 Oct 1928
p. 24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 October 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 October 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25717
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Music score by Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,042
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jimmy Williams, a slum youth who has slowly drifted from petty theft to armed robbery, knocks over a joint on his own and comes up with $50,000. He hides the money but has no chance to spend it, for he is picked up by the police, tried, and sentenced to jail. During his 2 years on the rock pile, Jimmy has a change of heart: his mother dies tragically, and he comes under the beneficent influence of Mary Regan. Paroled for good behavior before the end of his term, Jimmy decides to go straight, planning to return the $50,000 to its rightful owner. His old gang learns of the plan, however, and attempts to steal the money from him before he can turn it over to the police; but with Mary's help, Jimmy outwits the gangsters and returns the cash. Jimmy then sets out with Mary on the road to a new ... +


Jimmy Williams, a slum youth who has slowly drifted from petty theft to armed robbery, knocks over a joint on his own and comes up with $50,000. He hides the money but has no chance to spend it, for he is picked up by the police, tried, and sentenced to jail. During his 2 years on the rock pile, Jimmy has a change of heart: his mother dies tragically, and he comes under the beneficent influence of Mary Regan. Paroled for good behavior before the end of his term, Jimmy decides to go straight, planning to return the $50,000 to its rightful owner. His old gang learns of the plan, however, and attempts to steal the money from him before he can turn it over to the police; but with Mary's help, Jimmy outwits the gangsters and returns the cash. Jimmy then sets out with Mary on the road to a new life. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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