The Whole Town's Talking

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Overview

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. Robert Riskin

    Screenplay

  2. Jo Swerling

    Screenplay

  3. John Ford

    Director

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  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 Howe

  5. Arthur Byron

    Arthur Byron

    Spencer

  6. Wallace Ford

    Wallace Ford

    Healy

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

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  • February 22, 1935
    Theatrical

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