The Daring Young Man (1935)





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The Daring Young Man is hotshot-reporter Don McLane, played by James Dunn. Always on the prowl for a good story, McLane is persistently outscooped by his rival, sob sister Martha Allen (Mae Clarke). After several reels of double-crossing one another, hero and heroine give in to the inevitable and fall in love. But as Martha waits at the altar in her wedding gown, McLane is off on another crusade, this time getting himself arrested to expose corruption within the prison system. This last assignment provides the films biggest laughs, as well-connected prison inmates live the Life of Riley while waited upon hand-and-foot by supplicative guards. The Daring Young Man was co-written by real-life newspaper columnist Sidney Skolsky, later one of the most vocal of the "Red-baiters" of the 1940s and 1950s.
Comedy , Drama
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20th Century Fox Film Corporation


James Dunn
as Don McLane
Mae Clarke
as Martha Allen
Warren Hymer
as Pete Hogan
Neil Hamilton
as Raeburn
Sidney Toler
as Warden Palmer
Stanley Fields
as Rafferty
Frank Melton
as Cub Reporter
Raymond Hatton
as Flaherty
Jack LaRue
as Cubby
Arthur Treacher
as Col. Baggott
Dorothy Christy
as Helen Kay
Robert Gleckler
as Editor Hooley
James Donlan
as Asst. Warden
Phil Tead
as Star Reporter
DeWitt Jennings
as (uncredited)
Jim Thorpe
as Convict (uncredited)
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