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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This film was first telecast in Portland OR Friday 9 August 1957 on KGW (Channel 8), in Altoona PA 13 August 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10), in Philadelphia 12 December 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in New Haven CT 28 December 1957 on WNHC (Channel 8), in Cleveland 4 January 1958 on KYW (Channel 3), in Cincinnati 10 February 1958 on WLW-T (Channel 5), in Peoria 28 February 1958 on WTVH (Channel 19), in Binghamton NY 14 May 1958 on WNBF (Channel 12), in Miami 24 May 1958 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Albany 1 June 1958 on WTEN (Channel 10), in Eureka CA 12 June 1958 on KIEM (Channel 3), in Honolulu 12 September 1958 on KHVH (Channel 4), in San Francisco 26 November 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 11 May 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
Is that the First Edition? Well, it's a hot story for the front page of New York newspaper! Holy jumpin' Moses, haven't we got anything better than that?
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Raoul Walsh directed this comedy about a dorky bookkeeper (Charles Butterworth) who gets mistaken for a dangerous gangster. Una Merkel, Eugene Palette and Donald Meek co-star in this comedy, which only runs 65-minutes yet it takes at least a half an hour to get warned up but by then it's a little too late. The first half has all sorts of stupid jokes, which aren't funny but there are also long scenes where no laughs are even gone after. Once the mistaken identity happens then things pick up with Butterworth being charming in his role. It's rather strange that Walsh would take over the gangster genre from D.W. Griffith with the landmark Regeneration and then make one of the all time great gangster films in White Heat but have this stuck in the middle.
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