The World Gone Mad

1933

Christy Cabanne
Director

Excellent newspaper/crime drama, with Tracy an alcoholic reporter covering the case of a crooked investment banker murdered by his equally crooked partner. Or so it seems. . .

Seemingly forgotten gem of a movie, marred only by a slighlty overwrought finale and overly cheery ending. The whole cast is good, but Tracy is superb. Worth rewatching once you know the ending, to further appreciate the sardonicism in the script.

Note: Joe Irving and Ralph Bushman are lsited in the credits, but their roles appear to have been deleted from the final version.

-Dave W.



15th April 1933
Cinema





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Pat O'Brien
Andy Terrell
Evelyn Brent
Carlotta Lamont
Neil Hamilton
Lionel Houston
Mary Brian
Diane Cromwell
Louis Calhern
Christopher Bruno (as Louis Calhearn)
J. Carrol Naish
Ramon Salvadore
Buster Phelps
Ralph Henderson
Richard Tucker
Graham Gaines
John St. Polis
Grover Cromwell
Geneva Mitchell
Evelyn Henderson
Wallis Clark
Dist. Atty. Avery Henderson
Huntley Gordon
Osborne
Inez Courtney
Susan Bibens - Telephone Operator
Max Davidson
Abe Cohen - Tailor
Chester Gan
Alpha Delta - Houston's Servant
Joseph W. Girard
Nichols
Harrison Greene
Al - the Bartender
Ben Hall
Newspaper Office Boy
Lloyd Ingraham
Baird - Newspaper Editor
Broderick O'Farrell
Auditor
Alexander Pollard
Mason - Cromwell's Butler
Syd Saylor
Collins - Janitor
Rolfe Sedan
Man on Phone
Charles Sullivan
Truckdriver Assassin
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Detective
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Medical Examiner
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Telegram server
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Train driver
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Ms. Lenore
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Ms. Kaczmarek
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Telephone Operator
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Buck, photographer