A Lion Is in the Streets (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)





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James Cagney and director Raoul Walsh reunite with Cagney portraying a Huey Long-styled Southern governor named Hank Martin, who gains the support of poor voters and heads off to Washington to fight on their behalf, but soon finds he's become as amoral and corrupt as the politicos he set out to challenge.
Comedy , Drama
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Warner Bros

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James Cagney
as Hank Martin
Barbara Hale
as Verity
Anne Francis
as Flamingo
John McIntire
as Jeb Brown
Jeanne Cagney
as Jennie Brown
Lon Chaney Jr
as Spurge
Frank McHugh
as Rector
Larry Keating
as Robert J. Castleberry
Onslow Stevens
as Guy Polli
James Millican
as Mr. Beach
Mickey Simpson
as Tim Peck
Sara Haden
as Lulu May
Ellen Corby
as Singing Woman
Roland Winters
as Prosecutor
Burt Mustin
as Swith
Fay Roope
as Gov. Snowden
Henry Kulky
as Polli's Butler
Sarah Selby
as Townswoman
James Griffith
as Castleberry's Secretary/Mayor's Clerk
Sam McDaniel
as Moses, Bolduc's Butler
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Critic Reviews for A Lion Is in the Streets

All Critics (2)

Uneven but often powerful look at poor people in revolt.

Full Review… | June 26, 2011
Classic Film and Television

Pure Hollywood balderdash.

Full Review… | February 16, 2006
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Cagney is magnetic as always but the script is wanting.

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