The Hoodlum Saint

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1946
  • Running time: 91 min
William Powell makes a rare return to the shady characters he played prior to Philo Vance and Nick Charles in this powerful drama set during the Roaring Twenties. Coming home from the Great War without a job or prospects, reporter Terry O'Neill (Powell)... read more

William Powell makes a rare return to the shady characters he played prior to Philo Vance and Nick Charles in this powerful drama set during the Roaring Twenties. Coming home from the Great War without a job or prospects, reporter Terry O'Neill (Powell) crashes a wedding where socialite Kay Lorrison (Esther Williams) lands him a job on her uncle's paper. Running a campaign against an unethical tycoon, O'Neill decides to switch sides and leaves Kay behind to join him. Making a fortune on Wall Street, O'Neill gives his old cronies the brush-off, telling them to put their faith in the good thief St. Dismas instead of praying for handouts. Taking his flippant remark to heart, O'Neill's pals start a charity that a vengeful chanteuse (Angela Lansbury) plans to rob and blame on Terry when he dumps the singer for Kay.

Original Release

04/04/1946

US Release

04/04/1946

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Cast

William Powell Terence Ellerton 'Terry' O'Neill
Esther Williams Kay Lorrison
Angela Lansbury Dusty Millard
James Gleason Snarp
Lewis Stone Father Nolan
Rags Ragland Fishface
Frank McHugh Three Finger
Slim Summerville Eel
Roman Bohnen Father O'Doul
Charles Arnt Cy Nolan - O'Neill's Secretary
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Directors

Norman Taurog

Writers

James Hill, Frank Wead, Frances Marion

Cast

William Powell Terence Ellerton 'Terry' O'Neill
Esther Williams Kay Lorrison
Angela Lansbury Dusty Millard
James Gleason Snarp
Lewis Stone Father Nolan
Rags Ragland Fishface
Frank McHugh Three Finger
Slim Summerville Eel
Roman Bohnen Father O'Doul
Charles Arnt Cy Nolan - O'Neill's Secretary
Louis Jean Heydt Mike Flaherty
Charles Trowbridge Uncle Joe Lorrison
Henry O'Neill Lewis J. Malbery
William 'Bill' Phillips Dave Fernby
Matt Moore Father Duffy
Trevor Bardette Rabbi Meyerberg
Addison Richards Reverend Miller / Rev. Miller
Tom Dugan Buggsy
Emma Dunn Maggie
Mary Gordon Trina

Producers

Cliff Reid Producer

Editors

Ferris Webster

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