The Fall Guy


1h 6m 1930
The Fall Guy

Brief Synopsis

An unemployed druggist gets mixed up with gangsters.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Crime
Adaptation
Release Date
Jun 15, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
RKO Productions
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Fall Guy, a Comedy in Three Acts by George Abbott, James Gleason (New York, 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,175ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Johnny Quinlan, who loses his job as a drugstore clerk, finally agrees to work for racketeer "Nifty" Herman, whom he believes to be a bootlegger; and he accepts for safekeeping a suitcase, which he takes home. Although he hides the suitcase under a chair, his inquisitive wife, Lottie, discovers it, and Newton, his sister's sweetheart, who is a government agent, recognizes it as a "hot" grip that he and his associates have been trailing in their pursuit of a narcotics gang. Newton is obliged to accuse Johnny, but as he is about to take him to jail, Nifty arrives, and Johnny tricks him into revealing that he (Johnny) was unaware of the contents of the suitcase. He thus exposes Nifty as the leader of the narcotics gang; Newton captures his man and awards Johnny with a job as his assistant.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Crime
Adaptation
Release Date
Jun 15, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
RKO Productions
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Fall Guy, a Comedy in Three Acts by George Abbott, James Gleason (New York, 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 6m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,175ft (7 reels)

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The Fall Guy


An unemployed druggist gets mixed up with gangsters.
The Fall Guy

The Fall Guy

An unemployed druggist gets mixed up with gangsters.

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