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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
23 Nov 1930.
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New York Times
12 Dec 1930
p. 35.
Variety
17 Dec 1930
p. 26.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Sd eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"Doya, Doncha, Wontcha?" words by Bernie Grossman, music by Lou Handman.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 November 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 November 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1745
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Length(in feet):
6,256
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Two tramps, Slim and Wally, through a misadventure, find themselves embroiled in a bootleggers' war when they are mistaken for the infamous gunmen Shivering Smith and Gunkist Casey, and they are engaged by the Spumoni gang to do away with the McGann faction; McGann, terrified by his opposition, hires them in turn to kill Spumoni. Having accumulated a small fortune, Slim and Wally fall in love with Ellen, a nightclub singer who is actually employed by the district attorney's office, and with her help they plan to doublecross both gangs. They arrange a street battle between the factions, only to be unmasked when the real Shivering Smith shows up, but they finally use tear gas to subdue the gangsters. They are disillusioned to find that Ellen is in love with the district attorney and discover that someone has substituted bombs for their newly acquired ... +


Two tramps, Slim and Wally, through a misadventure, find themselves embroiled in a bootleggers' war when they are mistaken for the infamous gunmen Shivering Smith and Gunkist Casey, and they are engaged by the Spumoni gang to do away with the McGann faction; McGann, terrified by his opposition, hires them in turn to kill Spumoni. Having accumulated a small fortune, Slim and Wally fall in love with Ellen, a nightclub singer who is actually employed by the district attorney's office, and with her help they plan to doublecross both gangs. They arrange a street battle between the factions, only to be unmasked when the real Shivering Smith shows up, but they finally use tear gas to subdue the gangsters. They are disillusioned to find that Ellen is in love with the district attorney and discover that someone has substituted bombs for their newly acquired wealth. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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