They Made Me a Criminal (1939)
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as Johnnie Bradfield/Jack Dorney
as Det. Monty Phelan
as Grandma Rafferty
as Doc Ward
as Charlie Magee
as Inspector Ennis
as J. Douglas Williamson
as Gaspar Rutchek
as Rutchek's Manager
as Fight Announcer
as Gas Station Attendant
as Mr. Williamson
as Mrs. Williamson
as Ticket Taker
Critic Reviews for They Made Me a Criminal
Made competently enough and solidly acted so that one might forgive all the plot holes, unconvincing romance and outdated cornball antics.
Audience Reviews for They Made Me a Criminal
They frame him and make him a wanted man, while on the lam he hides out on a farm worked by the "east side kids," they are there to be reformed.
He is the one who really goes through a tranformation as he gets less selfish becomes a lot nicer, gets a nice girl, is idolized by the boys and is let off the hook by the cop claude raines, which you see coming for miles.
sentimental, but with action, plus, i love a good boxing movie, but there is also romance and
people almost drowning, its well done, obviously great acting, a little formulaic, but not enough that this bunch doesn't make it rise ablove that formula feel it could have had.
its a keeper!
This is a remake of the life of Jimmy Dolan? No wonder I thought I's seen it already!
Busby Berkeley directs this drama that features an element of crime mixed with drama and some humor. A feel good flick that holds interest. John Garfield plays a young champion prizefighter that is led to believe he murdered a reporter in a drunken brawl; so he high steps it out of town. He heads west and stops in Arizona taking refuge on a ranch run by Ann Sheridan and staffed by the Dead End Kids featuring Leo Gorcey and Billy Halop. The gang convinces the boxer on the run to enter a prizefight to win stakes for a future gasoline station. But spoiling a good thing is detective Claude Rains, who recognizes the champ and is set to take him back. A nice escape back to days gone by.
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