Told in flashback, Depression-era bum Dan McGinty is recruited by the city's political machine to help with vote fraud. His great aptitude for this brings rapid promotion from "the boss," who finally decides he'd be ideal as a new, nominally "reform" mayor; but this candidacy requires marriage. His in-name-only marriage to honest Catherine proves the beginning of the end for dishonest Dan...

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  1. Preston Sturges

    Director, Writer

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  1. Brian Donlevy

    Brian Donlevy

    Daniel 'Dan' McGinty

  2. Akim Tamiroff

    Akim Tamiroff

    The Boss

  3. Muriel Angelus

    Muriel Angelus

    Catharine McGinty

  4. Allyn Joslyn

    Allyn Joslyn


  5. William Demarest

    William Demarest

    Skeeters, le politicien

  6. Jimmy Conlin

    Jimmy Conlin

    le guetteur

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • August 23, 1940



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