Unholy Partners

Unholy Partners

Director: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Edward G. Robinson, Edward Arnold, Laraine Day

DVD (Full Frame)

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If Edward G. Robinson thought he'd get away from tough-guy roles by moving from Warners to MGM, he was sorely mistaken. Robinson plays the editor of a 1920s tabloid newspaper, compelled to accept financial aid from a gangster (Edward Arnold). Defying his "unholy partner," Robinson adopts an editorial stance in direct opposition to the gangster's activities. The crook is less upset by this than by the fact that Robinson's star reporter (William T. Orr) is romantically interested in the crook's girlfriend (Marsha Hunt). When Robinson tries to expose the gangster's insurance racket, the young reporter is kidnapped. Robinson kills the crook, then covers his tracks in noble fashion by participating in a suicidal airplane test flight. Unholy Partners manages to keep its multitude of plot threads in order, resulting in one of Edward G. Robinson's most solid vehicles.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/09/2016
UPC: 0888574422233
Original Release: 1941
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:34:00
Sales rank: 12,230

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Edward G. Robinson Bruce Corey
Edward Arnold Merrill Lambert
Laraine Day Miss Cronin
Marsha Hunt Gail Fenton
William Orr Tommy Jarvis
Don Beddoe Mike Reynolds
Walter Kingsford Managing Editor
Charles Dingle Clyde Fenton
Charles Halton Kaper
Joseph Downing Jerry
Clyde Fillmore Jason Grant
Emory Parnell Col. Mason
Don Costello Pelotti
John Dilson Circulation Man
Lorraine Krueger Actor
Billy Mann Barber
Gertrude Bennett Actor
William Benedict Boy
Charles Cane Inspector Brody
Marcel Dalio Molyneaux
Frank Dawson Old Man
Lester Dorr Circulation Manager
Estelle Etterre Newspaper Woman
Frank Faylen Roger Ordway
Charles Jordan Gorilla
Milt Kibbee Drunk
June MacCloy Sexy Girl
Florine McKinney Mary
Ann Morrison Hazel
Jay Novello Stick Man
Tom O'Rourke Young Man
George Ovey Old Man
Ann Pennington Operator
Lee Phelps Mechanic
Lester Scharff Tony
Tom Seidel Reporter
Charles B. Smith Copy Boy
Natalie Thompson Girl at Party
Al Hill Rector

Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director
Earl W. Baldwin Screenwriter
George Barnes Cinematographer
Bartlett Cormack Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Harold Kress Editor
Samuel Marx Producer
Lesser Samuels Screenwriter
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
David Snell Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Unholy Partners
1. Chapter 1 [1:51]
2. Chapter 2 [:14]
3. Chapter 3 [:47]
4. Chapter 4 [2:21]
5. Chapter 5 [2:50]
6. Chapter 6 [3:14]
7. Chapter 7 [3:50]
8. Chapter 8 [3:36]
9. Chapter 9 [2:53]
10. Chapter 10 [3:40]
11. Chapter 11 [3:57]
12. Chapter 12 [4:01]
13. Chapter 13 [5:06]
14. Chapter 14 [3:27]
15. Chapter 15 [2:55]
16. Chapter 16 [3:52]
17. Chapter 17 [2:35]
18. Chapter 18 [2:52]
19. Chapter 19 [2:36]
20. Chapter 20 [4:47]
21. Chapter 21 [4:05]
22. Chapter 22 [3:04]
23. Chapter 23 [2:30]
24. Chapter 24 [2:20]
25. Chapter 25 [3:20]
26. Chapter 26 [4:09]
27. Chapter 27 [3:26]
28. Chapter 28 [3:32]
29. Chapter 29 [2:46]
30. Chapter 30 [2:39]
31. Chapter 31 [:37]

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