The Hoodlum Saint

1946

The Hoodlum Saint

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William Powell plays a cynical con man who graduates from penny-ante operations to a big-time charity racket. The scam involves collecting money on behalf of St. Dismas, bringing Powell in close contact with several men of the cloth. As the racket rolls on, Powell is touched by the sincerity of the religious men and the plights of the charity's rightful recipients. He has a change of heart, confessing his original criminal intentions but seeing to it that the money goes to the right people. Hoodlum Saint was typical of the facile religiosity often found in MGM pictures of the period. The film is best remembered as the first non-aquatic performance of MGM swimming star Esther Williams. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

William Powell
as Terence Ellerton O'Neill
Esther Williams
as Kay Lorrison
Angela Lansbury
as Dusty Millard
Lewis Stone
as Father Nolan
Rags Ragland
as Fishface
Frank McHugh
as Three-Fingers
Roman Bohnen
as Father O'Doul
Charles Arnt
as Cy Nolan
Louis Jean Heydt
as Mike Flaherty
Charles Trowbridge
as Uncle Joe Lorrison
Henry O'Neill
as Lewis J. Malbery
Matt Moore
as Father Duffy
Trevor Bardette
as Rabbi Meyerberg
Addison Richards
as Reverend Miller
Tom Dugan
as Buggsy
Emma Dunn
as Maggie
Charley Bates
as Johnny's Brother
Charles D. Brown
as Ed Collner
Paul Langton
as Burton Kinston
Al Murphy
as Benny
Byron Foulger
as J. Cornwall Travers
Will Wright
as Allan Smith
Aileen Haley
as Bridesmaid
Alice Wallace
as Bridesmaid
Marilyn Kinsley
as Bridesmaid
Beryl McCutcheon
as Bridesmaid
Frances Donelan
as Bridesmaid
Joan Thorsen
as Second Group of Bridesmaid
Lucille Casey
as Second Group of Bridesmaid
Mary Jane French
as Second Group of Bridesmaid
Ethel Tobin
as Second Group of Bridesmaid
Charles Judels
as Waiter Captain
Connie Weiler
as Cigarette Girl
Peggy O'Neill
as Cigarette Girl
Gordon Dumont
as Reporter
Jack Daley
as Reporter
Tim Murdock
as Bridal Couple
Robert Thom
as Reporter
Darrell Roodt
as Reporter
Phil Dunham
as Reporter
George Bunny
as Reporter
Jessie Arnold
as Reporter
Rhea Mitchell
as Reporter
Nolan Leary
as Reporters in Utility Office
Roger Cole
as Reporters in Utility Office
Hansel Warner
as Reporters in Utility Office
Henry Sylvester
as Reporters in Utility Office
Tom Coleman
as Reporters in Utility Office
George Sherwood
as Well-Dressed Pool Player
Stanley Blystone
as Cop at Employment Office
Budd Buster
as Jitney Driver
Roy Butler
as Board Executive
Tom Leffingwell
as Board Executive
Walter Bacon
as Board Executive
Hope Landin
as Mae, the Spinster
Joe Devlin
as Bartender
Fred Nurney
as Big Jim Banby
Eddie Dunn
as Gateman
Ruthellen Johnson
as Prize Daughter
John Valentine
as Man Servant
Helen Eby-Rock
as Secretary
Margaret Bert
as Secretary
Harry Denny
as Elevator Man
George Carleton
as Apartment Manager
Frances McInerney
as Pert Secretary
Russell Hicks
as Marty Martindale
Frank Orth
as Chronicle Editor
Stanley Andrews
as Chronicle Publisher
Dwayne Hickman
as Johnny Ryan
Leila McIntyre
as Mrs. Ryan
Charles Bates
as Johnny's Brother
Ruth Robinson
as Mrs. Cohn
Paul E. Burns
as Mr. Smith
Harry Hayden
as Mr. Samuels
Forbes Murray
as Rich Man
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