I'll Fix It


1h 8m 1934

Brief Synopsis

A businessman's efforts to buy good grades for his kid brother put him in conflict with the school's lady principal.

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Release Date
Oct 15, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

Bill Grimes rules the police and politics in his town with graft, and always looks for opportunities to make a quick profit. Bill's latest scheme is to sell to the city, at an inflated price, property that he and two school board members have purchased for very little money. When Bill's younger brother, Bobby, is told by his teacher, Anne Barry, that he must improve his algebra grade if he is to remain on the school baseball team, Bill tries to bribe the principal, and becomes frustrated when he does not succeed. Anne likes Bill, so she allows Bobby to take a special examination to remedy the situation, but when she catches him cheating, she gives him a failing grade. Bobby insists that he did not cheat on the exam and Bill stands by him. When Bill pulls strings to get Anne fired, a group of teachers protests her dismissal. Meanwhile, a local newspaper begins an exposé on Bill's crooked methods, which prompts an official investigation. Bill's troubles continue to mount when his secretary, Mary Burns, steals some important documents from his office and begins to blackmail him. Just as Bill is about to leave town, Bobby is injured in an automobile accident. When Bobby confesses that he cheated on the exam, Bill feels bad about his treatment of Anne, and he apologizes to her. As Anne still likes Bill, she forgives him and then prevents his imprisonment by destroying the incriminating papers that are in Mary's possession. After Anne makes an announcement that Bill's intentions all along were to donate the land to the city for a playground site, Bill proposes to her.

Cast

Jack Holt

Bill Grimes

Mona Barrie

Anne Barry

Winnie Lightner

Elizabeth

Jimmy Butler

Bobby

Edward Brophy

Tillie

Nedda Harrigan

Miss Burns

Charles Moore

Nifty

Helena Phillips Evans

Mrs. Murphy

Charles Levison

Al Nathan

John Wray

Fletcher

Wallis Clark

Cohagen

Edward Van Sloan

Parkes

Clarence Hummel Wilson

Stevens

Selmer Jackson

Crawley

Harry Holman

Mayor Short

Robert Gunn

Skinny

Dorian Johnston

Percy

Frank Conroy

District Attorney

Arthur Hoyt

School principal

Hector Sarno

Tony

Edward Le Saint

Chairman

Emmett Vogan

Silvers

Allen Caven

Doctor

Howard Russell

Doctor

Donald Haines

Boy

Leonard Kibrick

Boy

Kendall Mccomas

Boy

Billy Seay

Boy

Billy O'brien

Boy

Sam Burton

Policeman

Rodney Hildebrand

Policeman

Kernan Cripps

Policeman

A. R. Haysel

Radio policeman

Pat O'malley

Radio policeman

Hank Mann

Window washer

Sidney Bracy

Reporter

Don Roberts

Reporter

Lynn Cowan

Reporter

James Quinn

Reporter

Frank Mayo

Reporter

Reginald Simpson

Reporter

Shirley Jean Rickert

Girl

Joan Howard

Girl

Mrs. Pike

Washerwoman

Dixie Loftin

Washerwoman

O. G. Hendrian

Thug

Kit Guard

Thug

Hal Price

Detective

Frank O'connor

Attendant

Harry Hume

Attendant

Kathryn Sheldon

Stella

Isabelle La Mal

Teacher

Helen Dickson

Teacher

Bess Flowers

Teacher

Isabel Vecki

Teacher

Corinne Williams

Teacher

Florence Dudley

Teacher

Mitchell Ingraham

Teller

Adda Gleason

Nurse

Kay Sherris

Nurse

Harry Semels

Garbage man

Raymond Brown

Sam Flint

Arthur Stuart Hull

Harrison Greene

Louis Natheaux

Harry Dunkinson

Wedgwood Nowell

Theodore Lorch

William A. Williams

William E Lawrence

John Webb Dillion

Lydia Knott

J. G. Mcmahon

Mark Strong

Film Details

Genre
Drama
Release Date
Oct 15, 1934
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 8m
Film Length
7 reels

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