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  • The Big Noise (I) (1936)
  • Approved
    57 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
The Big Noise (I) (1936)
Approved
57 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Julius Trent, the founder and president of Trent Mills objects to the plans of his manager, Walford Andrews, to manufacture a synthetic wool called Woolex. Finding Julius behind the times, the stockholders vote Andrews in as president. ...See moreJulius Trent, the founder and president of Trent Mills objects to the plans of his manager, Walford Andrews, to manufacture a synthetic wool called Woolex. Finding Julius behind the times, the stockholders vote Andrews in as president. Following doctor's orders, Julius, accompanied by his wife and his daughter Betty, retires to California. Julius is completely bored by retirement, so when the gardener, an active, healthy man older than Julius, suggests that Julius buy a small business to run as an amusement, he takes the advice and, using an assumed name, buys a half interest in a dry cleaning business. His partner is Ken Mitchell, a young man who has invented a special cleaning fluid. Neither Julius nor Ken realize, however, that the former owner sold them the business to avoid paying money to a group of gangsters headed by Chick Morelli. During a delivery, Ken accidentally splashes mud on Betty, and offers to clean her dress for free. By the time the dress is clean, the two have fallen in love. Julius is pleased by this development and is also pleased to learn that since Woolex cannot be successfully cleaned, all the orders for the fabric have been canceled. Determined not to pay Morelli any extortion money, Julius contrives a confrontation between Morelli and rival gangster Dutch Schmidt. The two gangs shoot it out, killing everyone. When Julius' identity as a textile magnate is revealed, Ken is surprised to discover he is already familiar with his future father-in-law. Julius then receives an offer to return to work as the head of Trent Mills. See less
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Director
Writers
George Bricker (screenplay) | William Jacobs (screenplay) | Edmund L. Hartmann (story) (as Edward Hartman)
Cinematographer
L. William O'Connell (as L. Wm. O'Connell)
Editor
Terry O. Morse (as Terry Morse)
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Updated Jun 22, 1936

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Jun 22, 1936 (United States)

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38 cast members
Name Known for
Guy Kibbee
Julius Trent Julius Trent   See fewer
Warren Hull
Ken Mitchell Ken Mitchell   See fewer
Alma Lloyd
Betty Trent Betty Trent   See fewer
Dick Foran
Don Andrews Don Andrews   See fewer
Henry O'Neill
Charlie Caldwell Charlie Caldwell   See fewer
Olin Howland
Harrison Harrison   See fewer
Virginia Brissac
Mrs. Trent Mrs. Trent   See fewer
William B. Davidson
Welford Andrews (as William Davidson) Welford Andrews (as William Davidson)   See fewer
George Beranger
Mr. Rosewater (as Andre Berenger) Mr. Rosewater (as Andre Berenger)   See fewer
Robert Emmett Keane
Mr. Aldrich Mr. Aldrich   See fewer
Eddie Shubert
Machine Gun Nolan Machine Gun Nolan   See fewer
Constance Bergen
Blonde Secretary (scenes deleted) Blonde Secretary (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Sol Gorss
Workman (scenes deleted) Workman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Phil Harron
Workman (scenes deleted) Workman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Guy Kingsford
Intern (scenes deleted) Intern (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Howard M. Mitchell
Police Sergeant (scenes deleted) Police Sergeant (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Cliff Saum
Employee (scenes deleted) Employee (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Jean Sennett
Receptionist (scenes deleted) Receptionist (scenes deleted)   See fewer
Eddy Chandler
Kerrigan - Policeman Investigating Bombing (uncredited) Kerrigan - Policeman Investigating Bombing (uncredited)   See fewer
Hal Craig
Policeman Discovering Schmidt (uncredited) Policeman Discovering Schmidt (uncredited)   See fewer
Bill Elliott
Sharp - Board of Directors Member (uncredited) Sharp - Board of Directors Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Al Hill
Slug Batterson - Morelli's Henchman (uncredited) Slug Batterson - Morelli's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Kenney
Schmidt's Henchman (uncredited) Schmidt's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
Larry Kent
Stone - Board of Directors Member (uncredited) Stone - Board of Directors Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Milton Kibbee
Thompson - Dry Cleaning Owner (uncredited) Thompson - Dry Cleaning Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
George Lloyd
Chick Morelli (uncredited) Chick Morelli (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward McWade
Douglas - the Gardener (uncredited) Douglas - the Gardener (uncredited)   See fewer
Bruce Mitchell
Police Sergeant After Shootout (uncredited) Police Sergeant After Shootout (uncredited)   See fewer
Pat O'Malley
Boyle - Policeman with Kerrigan (uncredited) Boyle - Policeman with Kerrigan (uncredited)   See fewer
George Pauncefort
Perkins - Board of Directors Member (uncredited) Perkins - Board of Directors Member (uncredited)   See fewer
William Pawley
Dutch Schmidt (uncredited) Dutch Schmidt (uncredited)   See fewer
Sam Rice
Man Leaving Dry Cleaners (uncredited) Man Leaving Dry Cleaners (uncredited)   See fewer
Cy Schindell
Schmidt's Henchman (uncredited) Schmidt's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
Charles Sullivan
Schmidt's Henchman (uncredited) Schmidt's Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
Emmett Vogan
Dr. Martin (uncredited) Dr. Martin (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Wilson
Talkative Sign Painter (uncredited) Talkative Sign Painter (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Wise
Silent Sign Painter (uncredited) Silent Sign Painter (uncredited)   See fewer
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