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Sergeant Madden (1939)

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80 min | Crime, Drama, Family

A highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Unfortunately, the son is more interested in rewards than in upholding the law. When he shoots a child caught stealing, the others frame him and he is sent to...See moreA highly respected Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Unfortunately, the son is more interested in rewards than in upholding the law. When he shoots a child caught stealing, the others frame him and he is sent to prison where his attitude becomes even worse than before. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür See less
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Director
Josef von Sternberg (as Josef Von Sternberg)
Writers
William A. Ullman Jr. (story "A Gun In His Hand") (as William A. Ulman Jr.) | Wells Root (screenplay)
Composer
William Axt (as Dr. William Axt)
Cinematographer
John F. Seitz (as John Seitz)
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 24, 1939

Release date
Mar 24, 1939 (United States)

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Cast

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92 cast members
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Wallace Beery
Sgt. Shaun Madden Sgt. Shaun Madden   See fewer
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Tom Brown
Albert 'Al' Boylan, Jr. Albert 'Al' Boylan, Jr.   See fewer
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Alan Curtis
Dennis Madden Dennis Madden   See fewer
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Laraine Day
Eileen Daly Eileen Daly   See fewer
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Fay Holden
Mary Madden Mary Madden   See fewer
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Marc Lawrence
'Piggy' Ceders 'Piggy' Ceders   See fewer
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Marion Martin
Charlotte LePage Charlotte LePage   See fewer
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David Gorcey
Punchy LePage Punchy LePage   See fewer
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Donald Haines
Milton Milton   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Henchman Stemmy Henchman Stemmy   See fewer
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Etta McDaniel
Dove (Madden's maid) Dove (Madden's maid)   See fewer
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John Kelly
Henchman Nero Henchman Nero   See fewer
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Horace McMahon
Philadelphia (as Horace MacMahon) Philadelphia (as Horace MacMahon)   See fewer
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Neil Fitzgerald
Casey (police broadcaster) Casey (police broadcaster)   See fewer
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Dickie Jones
Dennis Madden, as a boy Dennis Madden, as a boy   See fewer
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Drew Roddy
Albert Boylan Jr., as a boy Albert Boylan Jr., as a boy   See fewer
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Charles Trowbridge
Commissioner in 1919 Commissioner in 1919   See fewer
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George Irving
Police Commissioner Police Commissioner   See fewer
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Michelette Burani
Mrs. Ceders (scenes deleted) Mrs. Ceders (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Donald Douglas
Al Boylan, Sr. (scenes deleted) Al Boylan, Sr. (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Arthur Housman
Fan (scenes deleted) Fan (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Spike Mason
Fighter (scenes deleted) Fighter (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Adrian Morris
Ringleader (scenes deleted) Ringleader (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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James C. Morton
Fight Announcer (scenes deleted) Fight Announcer (scenes deleted)   See fewer
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Ernie Alexander
Reporter at Hospital (uncredited) Reporter at Hospital (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynn Bailey
Model (uncredited) Model (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barbara Bedford
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Belasco
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Blaine
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Police Lt. Niles (uncredited) Police Lt. Niles (uncredited)   See fewer
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Davison Clark
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chick Collins
Rackteer #1 (uncredited) Rackteer #1 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Heinie Conklin
Drunk (uncredited) Drunk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nick Copeland
Hospital Visitor (uncredited) Hospital Visitor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nell Craig
Reception Nurse (uncredited) Reception Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Cramer
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kernan Cripps
Detective on Train (uncredited) Detective on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Esther Dale
Mrs. McGillivray (uncredited) Mrs. McGillivray (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Daley
Drugstore Customer (uncredited) Drugstore Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Webb Dillion
Court Attendant (uncredited) Court Attendant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire Du Brey
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Policeman in 1919 (uncredited) Policeman in 1919 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Estelle Etterre
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Plainclothesman on Train (uncredited) Plainclothesman on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Field
Mrs. Daly (uncredited) Mrs. Daly (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Flavin
Police Interrogator (uncredited) Police Interrogator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
Reception Nurse (uncredited) Reception Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jennifer Gray
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Reed Hadley
Lawyer (uncredited) Lawyer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Hall
Dock Policeman (uncredited) Dock Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sherry Hall
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Hearn
Guard in Jail (uncredited) Guard in Jail (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fay Helm
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Hill
Prisoner on Train (uncredited) Prisoner on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Hoyt
Police Prompter (uncredited) Police Prompter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
Train Conductor (uncredited) Train Conductor (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Lally
Older Policeman (uncredited) Older Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mitchell Lewis
Officer Minetti (uncredited) Officer Minetti (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary MacLaren
Hospital Visitor (uncredited) Hospital Visitor (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry McGrath
Guard in Court (uncredited) Guard in Court (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom McGuire
Policeman in 1919 (uncredited) Policeman in 1919 (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul McVey
Assistant Commissioner (uncredited) Assistant Commissioner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buddy Messinger
Hospital Clerk (uncredited) Hospital Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ivan Miller
Det. Frawley (uncredited) Det. Frawley (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harold Minjir
Couturier (uncredited) Couturier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clayton Moore
Intern (uncredited) Intern (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roger Moore
Fingerprint Instructor (uncredited) Fingerprint Instructor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frances Morris
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Mortimer
Doctor in Hospital (uncredited) Doctor in Hospital (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Novello
Prisoner on Train (uncredited) Prisoner on Train (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank O'Connor
Policeman at Graduation (uncredited) Policeman at Graduation (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Emmett O'Connor
Capt. Crane (uncredited) Capt. Crane (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat O'Malley
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Pennick
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Phelps
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alonzo Price
Drugstore Clerk (uncredited) Drugstore Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sharon Randall
Girl Playing Hopscotch (uncredited) Girl Playing Hopscotch (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire Rochelle
Phone Operator (uncredited) Phone Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Simpson
Matron at Police Station (uncredited) Matron at Police Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pietro Sosso
Jury Foreman (uncredited) Jury Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Strang
Police Interrogator (uncredited) Police Interrogator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Sullivan
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Taggart
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Thursby
Prisoner (uncredited) Prisoner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Pete - Rookie Policeman (uncredited) Pete - Rookie Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Monte Vandergrift
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Visaroff
Vidal (uncredited) Vidal (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Walburn
Dion McGillivray (uncredited) Dion McGillivray (uncredited)   See fewer
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E. Alyn Warren
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Woody
Racketeer #2 (uncredited) Racketeer #2 (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 146 votes