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William Powell plays a cynical con man who graduates from penny-ante operations to a big-time charity racket. The scam involves collecting money on behalf of St. Dismas, bringing Powell in close contact with several men of the cloth. As the racket rolls on, Powell is touched by the sincerity of the religious men and the plights of the charity's rightful recipients. He has a change of heart, confessing his original criminal intentions but seeing to it that the money goes to the right people. Hoodlum Saint was typical of the facile religiosity often found in MGM pictures of the period. The film is best remembered as the first non-aquatic performance of MGM swimming star Esther Williams. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

William Powell
as Terry Ellerton O'Neill
Esther Williams
as May Lorrison
Angela Lansbury
as Dusty Millard
James Gleason
as Sharp
Lewis Stone
as Father Nolan
Rags Ragland
as Fishface
Frank McHugh
as Three-Finger
George "Slim" Summerville
as Eel
Roman Bohnen
as Father O'Doul
Louis Jean Heydt
as Mike Flaherty
Charles Trowbridge
as Uncle Joe Lorrison
Henry O'Neill
as Lewis J. Malbery
William "Bill" Phillips
as Dave Fernby
Matt Moore
as Father Duffy
Trevor Bardette
as Rabbi Meyerberg
Addison Richards
as Reverend Miller
Mary Gordon
as Trina
Ernest Anderson
as Sam
Charles D. Brown
as Ed Collner
Mary Gordon
as Trina
Stanley Andrews
as Chronicle Publisher
Ernest Anderson
as Sam
Charles D. Brown
as Ed Collner
Margaret Bert
as Secretary
Stanley Andrews
as Chronicle Publisher
Paul E. Burns
as Mr. Smith
Budd Buster
as Jitney Driver
Stanley Blystone
as Cop at Employment Office
Charles Arnt
as Cy Nolan
Margaret Bert
as Secretary
Stanley Blystone
as Cop at Employment Office
Betty Blythe
as Woman
Ruth Robinson
as Mrs. Cohn
Dwayne Hickman
as Johnny Ryan
Paul E. Burns
as Mr. Smith
Budd Buster
as Jitney Driver
Charles "Heinie" Conklin
as Muggs
Will Wright
as Allan Smith
Joe Devlin
as Bartender
Byron Foulger
as J. Cornwall Travers
Charles "Heinie" Conklin
as Muggs
Harry Denny
as Elevator Man
Chester Conklin
as Cop
Charles Judels
as Waiter Captain
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Samuels
William B. Davidson
as Annoyed Man
Fred Nurney
as Big Jim Banby
Russell Hicks
as Marty Martindale
Harry Denny
as Elevator Man
Joe Devlin
as Bartender
Emma Dunn
as Maggie
Eddie Dunn
as Gateman
Hope Landin
as Mae, the Spinster
Al Murphy
as Benny
Paul Langton
as Burton Kinston
Georges Renavent
as Jeweler
Byron Foulger
as J. Cornwall Travers
Robert E. O'Connor
as Conductor
Forbes Murray
as Rich Man
Jack Norton
as Drunk
Tom Dugan
as Buggsy
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Samuels
Dwayne Hickman
as Johnny Ryan
William Newell
as Waiter
Russell Hicks
as Marty Martindale
Tim Murdock
as Bridal Couple
Charles Judels
as Waiter Captain
Charles Wagenheim
as Mr. Cohn
Robert Emmett Keane
as Doctor
Garry Owen
as Cop
Hope Landin
as Mae, the Spinster
Paul Langton
as Burton Kinston
George Sherwood
as Well-Dressed Pool Player
Frank Orth
as Chronicle Editor
Fred "Snowflake" Toones
as Pullman Porter
Tim Murdock
as Bridal Couple
Nolan Leary
Al Murphy
as Benny
Harry Tenbrook
Forbes Murray
as Rich Man
William Newell
as Waiter
Jack Norton
as Drunk
Karin [Katharine] Booth
Fred Nurney
as Big Jim Banby
Robert E. O'Connor
as Conductor
Phil Friedman
Frank Orth
as Chronicle Editor
Garry Owen
as Cop
Roger Cole
Georges Renavent
as Jeweler
Ruth Robinson
as Mrs. Cohn
Jessie Arnold
George Sherwood
as Well-Dressed Pool Player
Henry Sylvester
Robert Thom
Fred "Snowflake" Toones
as Pullman Porter
Phil Dunham
Lucille Curtis
Charles Wagenheim
as Mr. Cohn
Sarah Edwards
Will Wright
as Allan Smith
Helen Eby-Rock
Fred Somers
Beryl McCutcheon
James Darrell
Tom Dugan
as Buggsy
Charles Arnt
as Cy Nolan
Emma Dunn
as Maggie
Dwayne Hickman
as Johnny Ryan
Robert E. O'Connor
as Conductor
Joe Devlin
as Bartender
Charles Arnt
as Cy Nolan
Stanley Blystone
as Cop at Employment Office
Tom Dugan
as Buggsy
Chester Conklin
as Cop
Paul Langton
as Burton Kinston
Byron Foulger
as J. Cornwall Travers
Margaret Bert
as Secretary
Hope Landin
as Mae, the Spinster
Frank Orth
as Chronicle Editor
Budd Buster
as Jitney Driver
Ruth Robinson
as Mrs. Cohn
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Samuels
Fred "Snowflake" Toones
as Pullman Porter
Stanley Andrews
as Chronicle Publisher
Fred Nurney
as Big Jim Banby
Tim Murdock
as Bridal Couple
Charles "Heinie" Conklin
as Muggs
Al Murphy
as Benny
William Newell
as Waiter
Forbes Murray
as Rich Man
Robert Emmett Keane
as Doctor
Will Wright
as Allan Smith
Georges Renavent
as Jeweler
Charles Judels
as Waiter Captain
Charles Wagenheim
as Mr. Cohn
Jack Norton
as Drunk
Betty Blythe
as Woman
Paul E. Burns
as Mr. Smith
Eddie Dunn
as Gateman
Harry Denny
as Elevator Man
Russell Hicks
as Marty Martindale
George Sherwood
as Well-Dressed Pool Player
Garry Owen
as Cop
William B. Davidson
as Annoyed Man

Crew

Norman Taurog
Director
Cliff Reid
Producer
Frank Wead
Screenwriter
Ray June
Cinematographer
Nathaniel Shilkret
Composer (Music Score)
Ferris Webster
Editor
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Irene Valles
Costume Designer
Irene Sharaff
Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
Jack Dawn
Makeup
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