The St. Louis Kid (1934)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 10, 1934 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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James Cagney reportedly never took his tough-guy image all that serious and he visibly has a ball poking a bit of fun of the gangster genre in St. Louis Kid. Not only does he butt heads with the Bad Guys -- which is a sight in itself -- but he allows himself to be slapped repeatedly by a dame. The lady in question, Patricia Ellis, may not possess the earthiness of, say, a Mae Clarke, but the scene remains a highlight in an otherwise pretty routine gangster yarn.