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I Promise to Pay (1937)

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68 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Eddie Lang (Chester Morris), a decent family man making $27.50 a week, borrows fifty-dollars from Richard Farra (Leo Carrillo) in order to take his wife, Mary (Helen Mack) and two small children on a vacation. He soon finds himself in the ...See moreEddie Lang (Chester Morris), a decent family man making $27.50 a week, borrows fifty-dollars from Richard Farra (Leo Carrillo) in order to take his wife, Mary (Helen Mack) and two small children on a vacation. He soon finds himself in the merciless clutches of Marra and his loan-shark gang. In desperation he tells his story to the district attorney, J.E.Curtis (Thomas Mitchell)--only to be shot down on the steps of the Hall of Justice. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Mary C. McCall Jr. (original screenplay) | Lionel Houser (original screenplay)
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Updated Apr 21, 1937

Release date
Apr 21, 1937 (United States)

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76 cast members
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Chester Morris
Eddie Lang Eddie Lang   See fewer
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Leo Carrillo
Richard Farra Richard Farra   See fewer
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Helen Mack
Mary Lang Mary Lang   See fewer
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Thomas Mitchell
District Attorney J.E. Curtis District Attorney J.E. Curtis   See fewer
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Thurston Hall
Police Captain Hall Police Captain Hall   See fewer
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John Gallaudet
Al Morton - aka Johnson Al Morton - aka Johnson   See fewer
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Patsy O'Connor
Judy Lang Judy Lang   See fewer
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Wallis Clark
B.G. Wilson B.G. Wilson   See fewer
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James Flavin
Bill Seaver Bill Seaver   See fewer
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Edward Keane
Mike Reardon Mike Reardon   See fewer
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Harry Woods
Henchman Fats Henchman Fats   See fewer
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Henry Brandon
Henchman Fancyface Henchman Fancyface   See fewer
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Marc Lawrence
Henchman Whitehat Henchman Whitehat   See fewer
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Philip Ahn
Taka (uncredited) Taka (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Ashley
Gregg (uncredited) Gregg (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilson Benge
Butler (uncredited) Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Bernard
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clark Burroughs
Thug (uncredited) Thug (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Cheatham
Plainclothesman (uncredited) Plainclothesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Rube Clifford
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Copeland
Charlie (uncredited) Charlie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Daley
1st Jailer (uncredited) 1st Jailer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally Dean
Grand Juror (uncredited) Grand Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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George DeNormand
Truck Driver (uncredited) Truck Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Estelle Etterre
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Fanning
Plainclothesman (uncredited) Plainclothesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl Faulkner
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Flint
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Loan Shark Victim (uncredited) Loan Shark Victim (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Foster
Conman Shooting Pool (uncredited) Conman Shooting Pool (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles K. French
Grand Juror (uncredited) Grand Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gladys Gale
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William Gould
Lefty (uncredited) Lefty (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Radio Cop (uncredited) Radio Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hamilton
Martin (uncredited) Martin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Grand Juror (uncredited) Grand Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Hendricks Jr.
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Heywood
Watchman (uncredited) Watchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Hilliard
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Hoffman Jr.
Bunny Kent (uncredited) Bunny Kent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Hollingsworth
Cop (uncredited) Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boyd Irwin
Eddie's Doctor (uncredited) Eddie's Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gladden James
Lake (uncredited) Lake (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Car Dealer (uncredited) Car Dealer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Emmett Keane
John Scully (uncredited) John Scully (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Kipling
King (uncredited) King (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Radio Cop (uncredited) Radio Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Laughton
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Edward LeSaint
McCandless (uncredited) McCandless (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom London
Arresting Detective (uncredited) Arresting Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wilfred Lucas
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Stanley Mack
George Counterman (uncredited) George Counterman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Marlowe
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Allen Mathews
Grand Jury Clerk (uncredited) Grand Jury Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat McKee
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Bruce Mitchell
Police Detective (uncredited) Police Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Corbet Morris
Furrier (uncredited) Furrier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ned Norton
Juror (uncredited) Juror (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmy O'Gatty
Thug's Driver (uncredited) Thug's Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Oliver
Police Detective (uncredited) Police Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earl Pingree
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Lee Prather
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Bob Reeves
Lineup Cop (uncredited) Lineup Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Sayles
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Schindell
Cy (uncredited) Cy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sherlock
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Philip Sleeman
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Martha Tibbetts
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Phillip Trent
Davis (uncredited) Davis (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
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Leona Valdé
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Foster (uncredited) Foster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Ellis (uncredited) Joe Ellis (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.1 / 10 | 70 votes