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It Had to Happen (1936)

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79 min | Drama

A poor boy rises to power in politics. When the banker husband of his secret love takes money and flees the country, he replaces the lost amount and becomes implicated in the crime.
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Writers
Rupert Hughes (story "Canavan, The Man Who Had His Way") | Kathryn Scola (screenplay) | Howard Ellis Smith (screenplay)
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Updated Feb 14, 1936

Release date
Feb 14, 1936 (United States)

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63 cast members
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George Raft
Enrico Scaffa Enrico Scaffa   See fewer
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Rosalind Russell
Beatrice Newnes Beatrice Newnes   See fewer
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Leo Carrillo
Giuseppe Badjagaloupe Giuseppe Badjagaloupe   See fewer
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Arline Judge
Miss Sullivan Miss Sullivan   See fewer
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Alan Dinehart
Rodman Dreke Rodman Dreke   See fewer
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Andrew Tombes
Dooley Dooley   See fewer
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Arthur Hohl
Honest John Pelkey Honest John Pelkey   See fewer
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Pierre Watkin
District Attorney District Attorney   See fewer
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George Irving
Jury Foreman Jury Foreman   See fewer
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Thomas E. Jackson
Mayor's Secretary Mayor's Secretary   See fewer
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Astrid Allwyn
Mabel Spears (scenes deleted) Mabel Spears (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Margaret Bloodgood
Mrs. Spears (scenes deleted) Mrs. Spears (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Harry C. Bradley
Beatrice's Secretary (scenes deleted) Beatrice's Secretary (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Nina Campana
Tony's Wife (scenes deleted) Tony's Wife (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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George Humbert
Tony (scenes deleted) Tony (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Robert Emmett O'Connor
Policeman (scenes deleted) Policeman (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Franklyn Ardell
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Ash
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynn Bari
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Curtis Benton
Radio Announcer (uncredited) Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Bookasta
Italian Boy (uncredited) Italian Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Bupp
Shoeshine Boy (uncredited) Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Burke
Foreman (uncredited) Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wallis Clark
Immigration Officer (uncredited) Immigration Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clay Clement
McCloskey - Scaffa's Attorney (uncredited) McCloskey - Scaffa's Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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G. Pat Collins
Workman (uncredited) Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Cooper
Butler (uncredited) Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Curtis
Workman (uncredited) Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank De Voe
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John Dilson
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmie Dundee
Workman (uncredited) Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pauline Garon
French Maid (uncredited) French Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
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Jack Hatfield
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Hendricks Jr.
Workman (uncredited) Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Heywood
Trainer (uncredited) Trainer (uncredited)   See fewer
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J. Anthony Hughes
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Hurst
Workman (uncredited) Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hyams
Man in Cafe (uncredited) Man in Cafe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
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Gladden James
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Edward Keane
Politician (uncredited) Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Kelly
Moving Man (uncredited) Moving Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Lane
State Examiner (uncredited) State Examiner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Loo Loy
Chinese Man (uncredited) Chinese Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matt McHugh
Elevator Man (uncredited) Elevator Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Meredith
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Torben Meyer
Sign Painter (uncredited) Sign Painter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Moran
Moving Man (uncredited) Moving Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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James C. Morton
Bartender (uncredited) Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Novello
Santoro (uncredited) Santoro (uncredited)   See fewer
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Inez Palange
Italian Mother (uncredited) Italian Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maxine Reiner
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Cully Richards
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Sheehan
Pelkey's Secretary (uncredited) Pelkey's Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Stanton
Mayor of New York (uncredited) Mayor of New York (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Stubbs
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Taggart
New York Cop (uncredited) New York Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Turner
Zeke (uncredited) Zeke (uncredited)   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Whitlock
Man in Cafe (uncredited) Man in Cafe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Woods
Workman (uncredited) Workman (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 35 votes