Slightly Honorable

Slightly Honorable

Pat O'Brien
Director: Tay Garnett Cast: Pat O'Brien
Pat O'Brien
, Edward Arnold
Edward Arnold
, Broderick Crawford
Broderick Crawford
Tay Garnett


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The successful producer-director combination of Walter Wanger and Tay Garnett served up another winner with Slightly Honorable. Adapted from F. G. Presnell's novel Send Another Coffin, the story concerns the efforts made by corrupt politician Cushing (Edward Arnold) to frame honest attorney John Webb (Pat O'Brien) for the murder of Alma Brehmer (Claire Dodd). In concert with his diligent and apparently slow-witted assistant Rus Sampson (Broderick Crawford), Webb hopes to squelch Cushing's plan by locating the real murderer-who turns out to be a lot closer to Webb than he'd ever imagined. Ruth Terry has one of her best screen roles as a birdbrained nightclub hoofer who helps Webb clear himself. Like many Walter Wanger productions of the period, Slightly Honorable is currently available on the public-domain video market.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/09/2015
UPC: 0644827309627
Original Release: 1940
Source: Reel Vault
Sales rank: 37,486

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Pat O'Brien John Webb
Edward Arnold Vincent Cushing
Broderick Crawford Russell Sampson
Ruth Terry Ann Seymour
Claire Dodd Alma Brehmer
Alan Dinehart Commissioner Joyce
Janet Beecher Mrs. Cushing
Phyllis Brooks Serilla Cushing
Douglas Dumbrille George Taylor
Bernard Nedell Pete Catina
Eve Arden Miss Alter
Evelyn Keyes Miss Vlissenger
Addison Richards Commissioner Fromm
Douglas Fowley Charles Madder
John Sheehan Mike Deley
Howard Hickman Senator Scott
Willie Best Art, the Elevator Operator
Robert Middlemass Sen. Barry
Ernest Truex P. Hemingway Collins
Cliff Clark Capt. Graves
Eddy Chandler O'Leary, the Cop
John Deering Radio Announcer
Jack Greene Detective
Dick Rush Detective
Art Baker Radio Announcers
Wheaton Chambers Guest
Frank Dae President of Senate
Charles French Pallbearer
Bud Jamison Humboldt, the Cop
Marjorie "Babe" Kane Switchboard Operator
George Magrill Actor
Victor Potel Proprietor
Zack Williams Black Preacher
Taylor Garnett Reporter

Technical Credits
Tay Garnett Director,Producer
Alexander Golitzen Art Director
George R. Brown Songwriter
Ken Englund Screenwriter
Merritt B. Gerstad Cinematographer
Werner Janssen Score Composer
John Hunter Lay Screenwriter
Otho Lovering Editor
Dorothy Spencer Editor
Jule Styne Score Composer
Robert Tallman Screenwriter

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