The Big Shakedown (1934)





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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.
Classics , Drama
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Warner Bros.


Charles Farrell
as Jimmy Morrell
Bette Davis
as Norma Nelson
Ricardo Cortez
as Dutch Barnes
Henry O'Neill
as Sheffner
Robert E. O'Connor
as Regan, the Bartender
Adrian Morris
as Trigger
John Wray
as Gardinella
Earl Foxe
as Carey
Earle Foxe
as Carey
Samuel S. Hinds
as Kohlsadt
Sidney Miller
as Jewish Boy
Charles Williams
as Timid Man
Robert Emmett O'Connor
as Regan, the Bartender
Oscar Apfel
as Doctor
John Hyams
as Smith
Frank Layton
as Dr. Boutellier
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Critic Reviews for The Big Shakedown

All Critics (1)

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

Full Review… | September 7, 2014
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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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