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I Am a Criminal (1938)

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74 min | Crime, Drama

Brad McArthur hires Clint Reynolds as his press agent when he is charged with manslaughter and wants to build himself up in the public's eye as a humanitarian. Clint has him adopt an orphan newsboy, Bobby, of whom Brad becomes very fond. ...See moreBrad McArthur hires Clint Reynolds as his press agent when he is charged with manslaughter and wants to build himself up in the public's eye as a humanitarian. Clint has him adopt an orphan newsboy, Bobby, of whom Brad becomes very fond. But Clint and Brad's girlfriend Linda, carrying on an affair behind his back, double-cross him. When Linda lies about Bobby, Maggie, the kind-hearted cook tells Brad the truth. He throws Clint and Linda out of the house. The adverse publicity, as Clint tries for revenge, makes Brad decide jump bail and leave town. He and Bobby end up in a mountain resort owned by Alice Martin, and Brad and Alice fall in love. The police are closing in, after been tipped off by Linda, and Brad sacrifices his freedom by rescuing Bobby from drowning. Bobby and Alice promise to wait for him. Written by Les Adams See less
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Harrison Jacobs (story) | John W. Krafft (screenplay)
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Updated Dec 7, 1938

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Dec 7, 1938 (United States)

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13 cast members
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John Carroll
Brad McArthur Brad McArthur   See fewer
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Kay Linaker
Linda La Rue Linda La Rue   See fewer
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Craig Reynolds
Clint Reynolds Clint Reynolds   See fewer
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Lester Matthews
District Attorney George Lane District Attorney George Lane   See fewer
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Mary Kornman
Alice Martin Alice Martin   See fewer
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May Beatty
Maggie Maggie   See fewer
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Robert Fiske
Attorney Phil Collins Attorney Phil Collins   See fewer
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Allan Cavan
De Motte De Motte   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Ed Harper Ed Harper   See fewer
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Jack Kennedy
Sheriff Sheriff   See fewer
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Robert Winkler
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.3 / 10 | 15 votes