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The Whole Town's Talking (1935)

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93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A meek milquetoast of a clerk is mistaken for Public Enemy #1, and the notorious killer takes advantage of the situation.
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Director
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Jo Swerling (screen play) | Robert Riskin (screen play) | W.R. Burnett (story)
Cinematographer
Joseph H. August (photography) (as Joseph August)
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Updated Feb 22, 1935

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Feb 22, 1935 (United States)

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Edward G. Robinson
Arthur Ferguson Jones / Killer Manion Arthur Ferguson Jones / Killer Manion   See fewer
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Jean Arthur
Miss Wilhelmina Clark Miss Wilhelmina Clark   See fewer
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