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The Great McGinty

The Great McGinty(1940)

Also Known As: Down Went McGinty | The Biography of a Bum | The Mantle of Dignity | The Story of a Man | The Vagrant |

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Brief Synopsis

A hobo rises to town mayor when he hooks up with a crooked political boss.

Cast & Crew

Brian Donlevy Dan McGinty
Muriel Angelus Catherine McGinty
Akim Tamiroff The Boss
William Demarest The politician
Harry Rosenthal Louie, the bodyguard
Arthur Hoyt Mayor Tillinghast
Libby Taylor Bessy, the colored maid
Thurston Hall Mr. Maxwell
Steffi Duna The girl
Esther Howard Madame La Jolla
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: week of 15 Aug 1940
Release Date:  1940 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording) Production Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  83 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  7,339    
Duration(reels):  9    

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  • The Great McGinty

    Dashiell B. 2013-02-21

    A funny political satire that marked the debut of Sturges'. Donlevy is magnificent as a now-barkeep who recants his rise from hobo-to mayor-and... MORE>

  • Wonderful Film

    Harriet 2012-05-20

    After watching this movie for half an hour, I thought this has got to be Preston Sturges. You can hear his voice in the dialogue. Sure enough, it is. I had... MORE>

  • The Great Preston Sturges

    Jarrod McDonald 2011-02-18

    A lot of Preston Sturges' other films get continued publicity, but I think this is is his best film. He really examines government corruption in a... MORE>