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The Meanest Man in the World (1943)

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57 min | Comedy

Compassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in ...See moreCompassionate small-town lawyer Richard Clarke moves to New York City to seek his fortune, but is unsuccessful until he takes a friend's advice and tries to convince the world he's a ruthless heel. Suddenly he's the most popular lawyer in town -- but he could lose his fiancée. Written by Kevin Ackley See less
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Writers
George Seaton (screenplay) | Allan House (screenplay) | George M. Cohan (play)
Cinematographer
J. Peverell Marley (as Peverell Marley)
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Updated Feb 12, 1943

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Feb 12, 1943 (United States)

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Jack Benny
Richard Clarke Richard Clarke   See fewer
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Priscilla Lane
Janie Brown Janie Brown   See fewer
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Edmund Gwenn
Frederick P. Leggitt Frederick P. Leggitt   See fewer
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Matt Briggs
Arthur Brown Arthur Brown   See fewer
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Anne Revere
Kitty Crockett Kitty Crockett   See fewer
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Margaret Seddon
Mrs. Frances H. Leggitt Mrs. Frances H. Leggitt   See fewer
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Helene Reynolds
Wife (Park Ave. Neighbor) Wife (Park Ave. Neighbor)   See fewer
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Jackie Averill
Boy with Lollipop (uncredited) Boy with Lollipop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Conrad Binyon
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul E. Burns
Farmer (uncredited) Farmer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Byrd
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Hobart Cavanaugh
Mr. Throckmorton (uncredited) Mr. Throckmorton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Clark
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Chester Clute
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Mary Currier
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Hal K. Dawson
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Edgar Dearing
Hotel Detective (uncredited) Hotel Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Donald Douglas
Husband (uncredited) Husband (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Dugan
Cop in Park (uncredited) Cop in Park (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jan Duggan
Mrs. Throckmorton (uncredited) Mrs. Throckmorton (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ferguson
Teller (uncredited) Teller (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward Gargan
Hotel Detective (uncredited) Hotel Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gary Gray
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Harry Hayden
Mr. Chambers, Rental Agent (uncredited) Mr. Chambers, Rental Agent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Hayes
Announcer (uncredited) Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Hiestand
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Gladden James
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Jaquet
Client (uncredited) Client (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tor Johnson
Vladimir Pulasky (uncredited) Vladimir Pulasky (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Emmett Keane
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Milton Kibbee
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Arthur Loft
Mr. Billings (uncredited) Mr. Billings (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gerald Mackey
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mae Marsh
Old Lady (uncredited) Old Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lon McCallister
Bellboy (uncredited) Bellboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry McKim
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Margaret McWade
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Harold Minjir
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Bert Moorhouse
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Dave Morris
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William Newell
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Frank Orth
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Cyril Ring
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Nick Stewart
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Lyle Talbot
Bill Potts (uncredited) Bill Potts (uncredited)   See fewer
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Andrew Tombes
Judge (uncredited) Judge (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Wade
Farmer's Wife (uncredited) Farmer's Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Walburn
Boy (uncredited) Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Will Wright
Pawn Shop Owner (uncredited) Pawn Shop Owner (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 195 votes