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They Gave Him a Gun (1937)

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94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

A World War I veteran who married the girlfriend of his presumed-dead war buddy falls into the racketeering business.
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Director
W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II)
Writers
William J. Cowen (book) (as William Joyce Cowen) | Cyril Hume (screenplay) | Richard Maibaum (screenplay) | Maurice Rapf (screenplay)
Producer
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Status
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Updated May 7, 1937

Release date
May 7, 1937 (United States)

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Spencer Tracy
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Gladys George
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Franchot Tone
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Edgar Dearing
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Mary Treen
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Ernie Alexander
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Hooper Atchley
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Irving Bacon
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Ward Bond
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Eugene Borden
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Frank Bruno
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Francis X. Bushman Jr.
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Ralph Byrd
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Thomas Carr
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George Chandler
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Albert D'Arno
German Machine Gunner (uncredited) German Machine Gunner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Edwards
Cpl. Butler (uncredited) Cpl. Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Fletcher
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Gavin Gordon
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Robert Graves
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Lew Kelly
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Nita Krebs
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Walter Miller
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Frank Moran
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Richard Parker
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William Pawley
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Steve Pendleton
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John Quillan
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Joe Sawyer
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Charles Sherlock
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Milburn Stone
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Frank Sully
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George Turner
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Harry Tyler
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6.4 / 10 | 327 votes