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Show Them No Mercy! (1935)

Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama | 6 December 1935 (USA)
The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out ... See full summary »

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Kubec Glasmon (story), Henry Lehrman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rochelle Hudson ... Loretta Martin
Cesar Romero ... Tobey
Bruce Cabot ... Pitch
Edward Norris ... Joe Martin
Edward Brophy ... Buzz
Warren Hymer ... Gimp
Herbert Rawlinson ... Kurt Hansen
Robert Gleckler ... Gus Hansen
Charles C. Wilson ... Clifford
William B. Davidson ... Chief Haggerty (as William Davidson)
Frank Conroy ... Reed
Edythe Elliott Edythe Elliott ... Mrs. Hansen
Orrin Burke ... Judge Fry
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Storyline

The title refers to the government's plan at the time for putting an end to a lucrative racket, kidnapping. When Hudson and Norris enter a country house to get out of the rain it turns out to be a kidnapper hideout. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Show Them No Mercy See more »

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Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-released in 1949 on a double feature program with Johnny Apollo (1940). See more »

Goofs

The dog was clearly shot with a Colt M1911, .45 caliber. After the veterinarians remove the bullet, they tell detectives the dog was shot with a .38 revolver. See more »

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Referenced in Max Payne (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh, You Nasty Man
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Jack Yellen and Irving Caesar
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Pure, fast-paced fun from start to finish. See this film.
31 May 2000 | by oliverknealeSee all my reviews

This movie, about a young couple with a baby accidentally getting involved with a band of gangsters being hunted by the FBI, is one of the greatest obscure crime films of the 1930's. The pace is lively, the suspense is exhilarating, and the cast is just about charming and watchable as can be. Cesar Romero is incredibly evil in this film, Bruce Cabot is as sturdy and intense as he was in King Kong, and Edward Brophy is, as always, a ton of fun to watch.

Watching this film is like eating a bag of really good candy. It grabs you right from the start and then zips through the motions of it's thin plot with an efficient grace, hitting all of the right spots and not wasting a second.

It's a most satisfying film. See it and have a blast.


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