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Alibi (1929)

TV-PG
91 min | Crime

Chick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took Joan, a policeman's daughter, to the theater, sneaked...See moreChick Williams, a prohibition gangster, rejoins his mob soon after being released from prison. When a policeman is murdered during a robbery, he falls under suspicion. The gangster took Joan, a policeman's daughter, to the theater, sneaked out during the intermission to commit the crime, then used her to support his alibi. The detective squad employs its most sophisticated and barbaric techniques, including planting an undercover agent in the gang, to bring him to justice. Written by Fiona Kelleghan See less
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Director
Writers
Roland West (screenplay) (titles for silent version) (version: titles for silent) | C. Gardner Sullivan (screenplay) (titles for silent version) (version: titles for silent) | John Griffith Wray (play "Nightstick") | J.C. Nugent (play "Nightstick") | Elaine S. Carrington (play "Nightstick")
Producer
Cinematographer
Ray June (photographed by)
Editor
Hal C. Kern (edited by) (as Hal Kern)
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Edit Released
Updated Apr 8, 1929

Release date
Apr 20, 1929 (United States)

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18 cast members
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Chester Morris
Chick Williams (as Mr. Chester Morris) Chick Williams (as Mr. Chester Morris)   See fewer
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Harry Stubbs
Buck Bachman (as Mr. Harry Stubbs) Buck Bachman (as Mr. Harry Stubbs)   See fewer
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Mae Busch
Daisy Thomas (as Miss Mae Busch) Daisy Thomas (as Miss Mae Busch)   See fewer
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Eleanor Griffith
Joan Manning Williams (as Miss Eleanor Griffith) Joan Manning Williams (as Miss Eleanor Griffith)   See fewer
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Irma Harrison
Toots (as Miss Irma Harrison) Toots (as Miss Irma Harrison)   See fewer
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Regis Toomey
Danny McGann (as Mr. Regis Toomey) Danny McGann (as Mr. Regis Toomey)   See fewer
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Al Hill
Brown - a Crook (as Mr. Al Hill) Brown - a Crook (as Mr. Al Hill)   See fewer
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James Bradbury Jr.
Blake - a Crook (as Mr. James Bradbury Jr.) Blake - a Crook (as Mr. James Bradbury Jr.)   See fewer
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Elmer Ballard
Soft Malone - Cab Driver (as Mr. Elmer Ballard) Soft Malone - Cab Driver (as Mr. Elmer Ballard)   See fewer
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Kernan Cripps
Trask - Plainclothesman (as Mr. Kernan Cripps) Trask - Plainclothesman (as Mr. Kernan Cripps)   See fewer
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Purnell Pratt
Police Sgt. Pete Manning (as Mr. Purnell B. Pratt) Police Sgt. Pete Manning (as Mr. Purnell B. Pratt)   See fewer
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Pat O'Malley
Detective Sgt. Tommy Glennon (as Mr. Pat O'Malley) Detective Sgt. Tommy Glennon (as Mr. Pat O'Malley)   See fewer
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DeWitt Jennings
Officer O'Brien (as Mr. DeWitt Jennings) Officer O'Brien (as Mr. DeWitt Jennings)   See fewer
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Ed Brady
George Stanislaus David (as Mr. Ed Brady) George Stanislaus David (as Mr. Ed Brady)   See fewer
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Virginia Flohri
Singer in Theater (as Miss Virginia Flohri) Singer in Theater (as Miss Virginia Flohri)   See fewer
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Edward Jardon
Singer in Theater (as Mr. Edward Jardon) Singer in Theater (as Mr. Edward Jardon)   See fewer
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Diana Beaumont
Undetermined Role (uncredited) Undetermined Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Caldwell
Undetermined Role (uncredited) Undetermined Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 602 votes