Ordinary man-in-the-street Arthur Ferguson Jones leads a very straightforward life. He's never late for work and nothing interesting ever happens to him. One day everything changes: he oversleeps and is fired as an example, he's then mistaken for evil criminal killer Mannion and is arrested. The resemblance is so striking that the police give him a special pass to avoid a similar mistake. The real Mannion sees the opportunity to steal the pass and move around freely and chaos results.

  1. John Ford


  2. Jo Swerling


  3. Robert Riskin


Top Billed Cast

  1. Edward G. Robinson

    Edward G. Robinson

    Arthur Ferguson 'Jonesy' Jones / 'Killer' Mannion

  2. Jean Arthur

    Jean Arthur

    Wilhelmina 'Bill' Clark

  3. Arthur Hohl

    Arthur Hohl

    Det. Sgt. Michael F. Boyle

  4. James Donlan

    James Donlan

    Detective Sergeant Patrick J. Howe

  5. Arthur Byron

    Arthur Byron


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The Whole Town's Talking
The Whole Town's Talking



Status Released

Release Information

  • February 22, 1935


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

Budget -

Revenue -



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