The Big Shakedown (1934)

The Big Shakedown





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An idealistic but naive pharmacist believes the mobsters who claim they want him to manufacture illegal medicine to help out the poor. That the deal will pad his own pockets with much-needed cash only sweetens the arrangement. This melodrama chronicles the tragic results of his actions. He wants the extra money so he can get married. The scheme works and things are fine until his bride announces her pregnancy and insists that he get out of the racket. Unfortunately, the brutal mobsters refuse to … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Samuel G. Engel, Niven Busch, Rian James
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 25, 2012
Warner Bros.


as Jimmy Morrell

as Norma Nelson

as Dutch Barnes

as Sheffner

as Regan, the Bartender

as Gardinella

as Carey

as Carey

as Kohlsadt

as Jewish Boy

as Regan, the Bartender

as Dr. Boutellier
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A so-so crime drama about nasty racketeers in the pharmacy industry.

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Audience Reviews for The Big Shakedown

Completely unoriginal programmer that would be totally forgotten if Bette Davis wasn't stuck playing a nothing girlfriend/wife role in it.

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