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A Lion Is in the Streets


In 1945, [[Performer~P10165~James Cagney~jamescagney]], through his independent production company, bought the rights to a lurid novel by Adria Locke Langley, concerning the rise of a Southern demagogue, loosely based on the political career of Huey Long. By the time the film finally went into production and was released in 1953, the film became an also-ran, trailing behind [[Performer~P109015~Robert Rossen~robertrossen]]'s Oscar-winning production [[Feature~V158411~All the King's Men~tienhsiadeyi...more