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The Frame-Up (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 2 May 1937 (USA)
Ellery Richards, racing magnate, informs Mark MacArthur, head of the State Racing Commission detectives, that a ring of bookmakers and gangsters are in town betting heavily on the Richards'... See full summary »

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writers:

Richard Wormser (story), Harold Shumate (screenplay)

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Paul Kelly ... Mark MacArthur
Julie Bishop ... Betty Lindale (as Jacqueline Wells)
George McKay George McKay ... Joe Lavery
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Larry Mann aka John Mench
Ray Bennett ... Franey Forrester (as Raphael Bennett)
Wade Boteler ... Police Captain Donovan
Edward Earle ... Ellery Richards
C. Montague Shaw ... James (J.R.) Weston
John Tyrrell ... Soapy Connor (as Johnny Tyrrell)
Ted Oliver Ted Oliver ... Spud Gitale
Horace Murphy ... Dr. Phillips
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Storyline

Ellery Richards, racing magnate, informs Mark MacArthur, head of the State Racing Commission detectives, that a ring of bookmakers and gangsters are in town betting heavily on the Richards' entry, Red Roger, and getting tremendous odds because the horse isn't conceded a chance. Richards also shows Mark that the horse occupying Red Roger's stall is a ringer. After questioning bookmaker Soapy Connor, Mark learns that the boss gambler is Larry Mann. He tells Mann that he intends to put an end to the plan by "scratching" the fake horse. Mann assures him he will not do that because he has kidnapped Mark's secretary Betty Lindale. Mark says he will back off, but secretly continues the investigation with the help of his aide, Joe Lavery. They learn, through a cast of the fake horse's bite marks, that the horse is really one named "Billy G" that belongs to a reputable owner named Weston. With the race day drawing near, and suspecting that Mann, whom he knows is an ex-police officer, has some ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

HE WAS ROUGH ON RATS...BUT SMOOTH WITH A DAM! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Right Guy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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