The Big Shakedown

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Overview

Former bootlegger Nick Barnes pressures neighborhood druggist Jimmy Morrell into making cut-rate drugs. The money makes it possible for Jimmy to marry Norma Frank, a pharmacy clerk. Expecting a baby, she wants Jimmy to quit the racket. Beaten by the mob, Jimmy works on, diluting the medications still further. Norma is rushed to the hospital for a premature delivery and given bogus medication. .

  1. Niven Busch

    Screenplay, Story

  2. John Francis Dillon

    Director

  3. Samuel G. Engel

    Story

  4. Rian James

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Bette Davis

    Bette Davis

    Norma Nelson

  2. Ricardo Cortez

    Ricardo Cortez

    Dutch Barnes

  3. Glenda Farrell

    Glenda Farrell

    Lily 'Lil' Duran

  4. Allen Jenkins

    Allen Jenkins

    Lefty

  5. Henry O'Neill

    Henry O'Neill

    Mr. Sheffner

  6. Dewey Robinson

    Dewey Robinson

    Slim

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 1m

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Homepage -

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  • January 6, 1934
    Theatrical

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