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FULL SYNOPSIS

James Cagney runs a shady missing-heir tracing service, occasionally providing phony heirs in order to collect his fee. He suffers a tinge of jealousy when he takes a gander at the offices of a legitimate tracing firm, where his former girlfriend (Bette Davis) has taken a job. Jimmy soon learns that the reputable organization's boss (Alan Dinehart) is more crooked than Jimmy ever was, but he can't convince the girl of this fact. Using his own street smarts, Cagney exposes the "honest" heir tracer and agrees to go straight if his girl will come back to him. At the time Jimmy the Gent was filmed, James Cagney was getting tired of the formula pictures being handed him; rather than go on suspension, he expressed his displeasure by shaving his hair almost down to the bone, which is why he appears in this film with an uncharacteristic buzz-cut. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

James Cagney
as Jimmy Corrigan
Bette Davis
as Joan Martin
Alice White
as Mabel
Allen Jenkins
as Louis
Alan Dinehart
as James J. Wallingham
Arthur Hohl
as Joe Rector
Phillip Reed
as Ronnie Gatson
Hobart Cavanaugh
as The Imposter
Mayo Methot
as Gladys Farrell
Ralf Harolde
as Hendrickson
Nora Lane
as Posy Barton
Joseph Crehan
as Judge
Lester Dorr
as Chalmers
Donald Douglas
as Man Drinking Tea
Jay Eaton
as Young Man
Harold Entwistle
as Rev. Amiel Bottsford
Eula Guy
as Nurse
Ben Hendricks, Jr.
as Ferris
Howard Hickman
as Doctor
Harry Holman
as Justice of the Peace
Robert E. Homans
as Irish Cop
Olaf Hytten
Milt Kibbee
as Ambulance Driver
Lee Moran
as Stew
Leonard Mudie
as Man in Flower Shop
Dennis O'Keefe
as Chester Coote
Joe Sawyer
as Mike
Harry Wallace
as Eddie
Juliet Ware
as Viola
Robert Warwick
as Civil Judge
Renee Whitney
as Bessie
Lee Moran
as Stew
Donald Douglas
as Man Drinking Tea
Harold Entwistle
as Rev. Amiel Bottsford
Joseph Crehan
as Judge
Harry Wallace
as Eddie
Robert Warwick
as Civil Judge
Joe Sawyer
as Mike
Lester Dorr
as Chalmers
Juliet Ware
as Viola
Dennis O'Keefe
as Chester Coote
Robert E. Homans
as Irish Cop
Leonard Mudie
as Man in Flower Shop
Milt Kibbee
as Ambulance Driver
Eula Guy
as Nurse
Harry Holman
as Justice of the Peace
Ben Hendricks, Jr.
as Ferris
Jay Eaton
as Young Man
Howard Hickman
as Doctor

Crew

Michael Curtiz
Director
Robert Lord
Producer
Bertram Millhauser
Screenwriter
Ray Nazarro
Screen Story
Laird Doyle
Screen Story
Ira Morgan
Cinematographer
Esdras Hartley
Art Director
Orry Kelly
Costume Designer
Orry-Kelly
Costume Designer
Leo F. Forbstein
Conductor
Perc Westmore
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