Baby Face Harrington (1935)

Genres - Comedy, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Release Date - Apr 12, 1935 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Directed by Raoul Walsh, Baby Face Harrington features actor Charles Butterworth as Willie, a meek clerk who unintentionally gets involved with the mob when he misplaces two thousand dollars from the life insurance policy he was forced to cash after losing his job. While searching for the missing money, Willie (Butterworth) is taken hostage by gangsters. After learning his long-suffering wife Millicent (Una Merkel) plans to divorce him shortly, Willie loses all hope and prepares to hang himself. Just before he jumps to his suicide, however, the crime boss shows up and stops him. It turns out that the mob leader is an old school friend of Willie's, and convinces the former clerk that he still has much to live for. Baby Face Harrington also features actors Harvey Stephens, Eugene Pallette, and Ruth Selwyn.

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ancient, auction-house, clerk, courage, divorce, gangster, high-tech, hostage, legend [fable], mild-mannered, milquetoast, neighbor, police, security-chief, wife