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[[Performer~P60775~Edward G. Robinso~edwardgrobinson]]n and [[Performer~P10165~James Cagney~jamescagney]] were teamed for the only time in their careers in [[Feature~V179985~Smart Money~smartmoney]]. [[Performer~P60775~Robinson~edwardgrobinson]] has the larger part as a small-town barber who fancies himself a big-time gambler. He travels to the Big City in the company of his younger brother [[Performer~P10165~Cagney~jamescagney]], who wants to make sure that [[Performer~P60775~Robinson~edwardgrobinson]] isn't fleeced by the high-rollers. Unfortunately [[Performer~P60775~Robinson~edwardgrobinson]] has a weakness for beautiful blondes, most of whom take him for all his money or betray him in some other manner. The cops aren't keen on [[Performer~P60775~Robinson~edwardgrobinson]]'s gambling activities, but they can pin nothing on him until he accidentally kills [[Performer~P10165~Cagney~jamescagney]] in a fight. The incident results in a jail term for manslaughter, and a more sober-sided outlook on life for the formerly flamboyant [[Performer~P60775~Robinson~edwardgrobinson]]. Watch closely in the first reel of [[Feature~V179985~Smart Money~smartmoney]] for an unbilled appearance by [[Performer~P36942~Boris Karloff~boriskarloff]] as a dope pusher. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lucien Hubbard Best Original Screenplay 1930 Nominee

Cast

Edward G. Robinson
as Nick "The Barber" Venizelos
Evelyn Knapp
as Irene Graham
James Cagney
as Jack
Ralf Harolde
as Sleepy Sam
Boris Karloff
as Sport Williams
Morgan Wallace
as Prosecutor Black
Margaret Livingston
as Prosecuter's Girl
Noel Francis
as Marie
Maurice Black
as Greek Barber
Ben Taggart
as Hickory Short
Charles Lane
as Desk Clerk
Paul Porcasi
as Alexander Amenoppopolus
Harry Semels
as Gambler
Mae Madison
as Small-Town Girl
Wallace MacDonald
as Cigar Stand Clerk
Charles O'Malley
as Machine-Gunner
Charlotte Merriam
as Girl at gaming table
Clinton Rosemond
as George, the porter
Eddie Kane
as Tom
Edward Hearn
as Reporter
Eulalie Jensen
as Matron
Allan Lane
as A Suicide
Gus Leonard
as Joe
Billy House
as Salesman-Gambler
John Larkin
as Snake Eyes

Crew

Alfred E. Green
Director
Alfred E. Green
Producer
John Bright
Dialogue Writer
John Bright
Screen Story
Kubec Glasmon
Dialogue Writer
Kubec Glasmon
Screen Story
Lucien Hubbard
Dialogue Writer
Lucien Hubbard
Screen Story
Robert Kurrle
Cinematographer
Leo F. Forbstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Jack Killifer
Editor
Perc Westmore
Makeup
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