Johnny Eager

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OSCAR WINNER: Best Supporting Actor - Van Heflin Tough-talking, two-timing and terrific, Lana Turner stars as the co-ed daughter of a district attorney who takes a walk on the wild side when she falls for a mobster known as Johnny Eager. Paroled... read more

OSCAR WINNER: Best Supporting Actor - Van Heflin Tough-talking, two-timing and terrific, Lana Turner stars as the co-ed daughter of a district attorney who takes a walk on the wild side when she falls for a mobster known as Johnny Eager. Paroled convict Johnny Eager (Robert Taylor) pretends to go straight, but he's really trying to open a dog-racing track. His only impediment is the district attorney (Edward Arnold) responsible for his trial and conviction. Yet when Johnny realizes that young Lisbeth Bard, the D.A.'s stepdaughter, is attracted to him, he frames her for murder, convinces her she's guilty, and uses this to blackmail the district attorney. But Johnny doesn't plan on the affect that Lisbeth's love—even after all he has done to her—will have on him.

Original Release

12/09/1941

US Release

12/09/1941

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Cast

Robert Taylor Johnny Eager
Edward Arnold John Benson Farrell
Lana Turner Lisbeth Bard / Lisbeth 'Liz' Bard
Van Heflin Jeff Hartnett
Robert Sterling Jimmy Courtney
Patricia Dane Garnet
Glenda Farrell Mae Blythe / Mae Blythe Agridowski
Henry O'Neill Mr. Verne / A.J. Verne
Diana Lewis Judy Sanford
Barry Nelson Lew Rankin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers

John Lee Mahin, James Edward Grant

Cast

Robert Taylor Johnny Eager
Edward Arnold John Benson Farrell
Lana Turner Lisbeth Bard / Lisbeth 'Liz' Bard
Van Heflin Jeff Hartnett
Robert Sterling Jimmy Courtney
Patricia Dane Garnet
Glenda Farrell Mae Blythe / Mae Blythe Agridowski
Henry O'Neill Mr. Verne / A.J. Verne
Diana Lewis Judy Sanford
Barry Nelson Lew Rankin
Charles Dingle Marco / A. Frazier Marco
Paul Stewart Julio
Cy Kendall Halligan / Bill Halligan
Don Costello Billiken
Connie Gilchrist Peg
Lou Lubin Benjy
Joe Downing Ryan
Robin Raymond Matilda
Leona Maricle Miss Mines
Byron Shores Officer No.711

Producers

Editors

Albert Akst

1943OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Won
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