Black Sheep (1935)





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The Black Sheep is professional gambler John Dugan (Edmund Lowe), who gets his kicks out of fleecing wealthy suckers during a Transatlantic ocean voyage. But when Dugan sees innocent young Fred Curtis (Tom Brown) being made the fall guy for a jewel robbery, he decides to help the poor boy out. What Fred doesn't know is that Dugan is his own father, desperate to make amends for his past indiscretions. Never revealing his true identity, Dugan rescues Fred from the clutches of beautiful predator Millicent Bath (Adrienne Ames). The musical score is by Oscar Levant, whose legendary dislike for thick-eared Hollywood executives never prohibited him from picking up his paycheck. Black Sheep represented director Allan Dwan's first effort for the newly former 20th Century-Fox Corporation.
Classics , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Edmund Lowe
as John Francis Dugan
Claire Trevor
as Jeanette Foster
Adrienne Ames
as Mrs. Millicent Caldwell Bath
Tom Brown
as Fred Curtis
Eugene Pallette
as Col. Upton C. Belcher
Ford Sterling
as Mather
Jed Prouty
as Orville Schmelling
David Torrence
as Capt. Savage
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Critic Reviews for Black Sheep

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Delightful comic caper about a rogue who tries to help the innocent, done with Allan Dwan's creative visual style.

Full Review… | July 6, 2011
Classic Film and Television

Audience Reviews for Black Sheep

Tightly made little shipboard conman caper with the forgotten Edmund Lowe quite dashing in the lead and the always excellent Claire Trevor full of sass and glamour as a flip amateur shill with a soft spot for Lowe. Throw Eugene Pallette in and you have a breezy little number that sails by in less than 75 minutes.

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