The Payoff

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The Payoff is a 1935 American dramatic film directed by Robert Florey. James Dunn (best known for his role in 1945's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) plays a newspaper reporter promoted to the sports desk, but saddled with a wife whose spending habits drive... read more

The Payoff is a 1935 American dramatic film directed by Robert Florey. James Dunn (best known for his role in 1945's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn) plays a newspaper reporter promoted to the sports desk, but saddled with a wife whose spending habits drive her into a relationship with a blackmailing racketeer.

Original Release

10/23/1935

US Release

11/09/1935

Cast

James Dunn Joe McCoy
Claire Dodd Maxine / Maxine McCoy
Patricia Ellis Connie / Connie Travers
Alan Dinehart Marty / Marty Bleuler
Joseph Crehan Harvey / Harvey Morris
Frankie Darro Jimmy / Jimmy Moore
Frank Sheridan George Gorman
Virginia Dabney Marty's Blonde Girlfriend
Bill Elliott Maxine's Casino Escort
Eddie Shubert Beetles Davis
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Florey

Writers

George Bricker, Joel Sayre

Cast

James Dunn Joe McCoy
Claire Dodd Maxine / Maxine McCoy
Patricia Ellis Connie / Connie Travers
Alan Dinehart Marty / Marty Bleuler
Joseph Crehan Harvey / Harvey Morris
Frankie Darro Jimmy / Jimmy Moore
Frank Sheridan George Gorman
Virginia Dabney Marty's Blonde Girlfriend
Bill Elliott Maxine's Casino Escort
Eddie Shubert Beetles Davis
Al Hill Mike
Paul Porcasi Nick
George Humbert Hotel Clerk
George Beranger Reporter
Bill Cartledge Jockey
George Chandler Reporter
Nick Copeland Reporter
Don Downen Office Boy
Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian Marty's Henchman
Bud Jamison Waiter

Editors

Harold McLernon

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