The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

Director
John Ford

Main cast
Edward G. Robinson; Jean Arthur; Arthur Hohl; James Donlan; Arthur Byron

Genres
Comedy, Crime, Drama

Description
Ordinary man-in-the-street Arthur Ferguson Jones leads a very straightforward life. He's never late for work and nothing interesting ever happens to him. One day everything changes: he oversleeps and is fired as an example, he's then mistaken for evil criminal killer Mannion and is arrested. The resemblance is so striking that the police give him a special pass to avoid a similar mistake. The real Mannion sees the opportunity to steal the pass and move around freely and chaos results.


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