Abem Finkel


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Black Legion (1936) — (Movie Clip) How’d You Like The Picture Betty (Ann Sheridan) after the movies steamrolls factory worker Ed (Dick Foran) into the proposal for which she’s been angling, at the soda shop, Pat C. Flick the proprietor Nick, and Helen Flint as the brassy widow at the counter, in the progressive Warner Bros. melodrama Black Legion, 1937.
Black Legion (1936) - Do I Have To Say This? Xenophobic factory worker Frank (Humphrey Bogart) hesitates a little, being sworn into his new anti-immigrant club, hooded Hargrave (Alonzo Price) officiating, in Warner Bros.' Black Legion, 1936.
Marked Woman (1937) - How Do You Entertain These Men? Prosecutor Graham (Humphrey Bogart) gets the I-D from night-club hostess Mary (Bette Davis), who's worried about what her kid sister (Jane Bryan) in the gallery will think, then defends her against the attorney (Raymond Hatton) for mobster Vanning (Eduardo Cianelli), in Marked Woman, 1937.
Marked Woman (1937) - From Tiddlywinks To Roulette Gangster Johnny Vanning (Eduardo Cianelli), his character inspired by Charles "Lucky" Luciano, surveys the goods (including staff hostesses, Bette Davis as Mary, Lola Lane as Gabby, Isabel Jewell as Emmy Lou and Mayo Methot as Estelle) in the night club he's taken over, early in Marked Woman, 1937.
Marked Woman (1937) - There's A Law In This State! Prosecutor Graham (Humphrey Bogart) in his first interview with night club hostess Mary (Bette Davis) who he knows can put away the gangster he's after, in Warner Bros.' Marked Woman, 1937.
Special Agent (1935) - She's Dynamite After an opening with a federal officer lecturing agents about busting gangsters for unpaid taxes, we meet one noted target, Ricardo Cortez as Carston, with his unexpected companion bookkeeper Julie (Bette Davis), with a nifty shot at the arcade, William Keighley directing, in Warner Bros.’ Special Agent, 1935.
Special Agent (1935) - Ink On My Nose Again? We know George Brent as Bill is really a federal revenue agent, but Bette Davis, as the notably good-natured Julie, top accountant for gangster Carston, buys his cover as a newspaper man, so their romantic sparring feels pretty natural, in the second of their twelve pictures together, Special Agent, 1935.
Special Agent (1935) - I'm Just A Big Strong Girl Paul Guilfoyle is a mole from the DA’s office, granted admittance by increasingly uncomfortable bookkeeper and girl-Friday Julie (Bette Davis) to see her boss, gangster Carston (Ricardo Cortez), her friend Bill (George Brent, posing as a reporter, though we know he’s really a cop) close behind, in Special Agent, 1935.
Hi, Nellie! (1934) - They've Found Bigger Hearts In Fleas! Delineating relations between reluctant “lonely hearts” columnist Gerry (Glenda Farrell), billed as “Nellie,” and editor “Brad” Bradshaw (Paul Muni), Mervyn LeRoy directing in extra punchy Warner Bros. style, from an original script by Abem Finkel, Sidney Sutherland and Roy Chanslor, early in Hi, Nellie!, 1934.
Hi, Nellie! (1934) - Polish Children's Picnic Yarn First scene for Paul Muni in his first comedy, as big city news editor “Brad” Bradshaw, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, with George Chandler, Donald Meek, Douglas Dumbrille (as “Dawes”), and Paul Kaye in support, the picnic story having nothing to do with the Bob Dylan song, written about a similar (but not fictional) event almost 30-years later, in Hi, Nellie!, 1934.
Hi, Nellie! (1934) - I Wanted A Story With Teeth Editor “Brad” (Paul Muni) called before his annoyed but befuddled publisher (Berton Churchill) who thinks he blew a big city corruption story, pointing out he can’t be fired, but nonetheless sharing the news with disgruntled advice columnist Gerry (Glenda Farrell, pen name “Nellie”), knowing she’ll be thrilled Hi, Nellie!, 1934.
Jezebel (1938) - I'm Scandalized Banker Preston (Henry Fonda) meets Aunt Belle (Fay Bainter) guardian General Bogardus (Henry O'Neill), en route to confront his rebellious fianceè Julie (Bette Davis), the Olympus ball that evening, in William Wyler's Jezebel, 1938.

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