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  • Shantytown (1943)
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    66 min | Crime, Drama, Music
Shantytown (1943)
Approved
66 min | Crime, Drama, Music

Elizabeth "Liz" Gorty (Mary Lee) lives with her mother and stepfather in a ramshackle boarding house in "Shantytown" on the "wrong side of the tracks." Bill Allen (John Archer) and his wife Virginia (Marjorie Lord) rent a room from the ...See moreElizabeth "Liz" Gorty (Mary Lee) lives with her mother and stepfather in a ramshackle boarding house in "Shantytown" on the "wrong side of the tracks." Bill Allen (John Archer) and his wife Virginia (Marjorie Lord) rent a room from the Gorty's and "Liz", always a tomboy, resolves to become a lady like Virginia, who is expecting a baby. Bill is a fugitive from the law because he was innocently involved in a crime pulled off by the "Ace" Landers gang. Landers (Noel Madison) locates Bill and the latter is forced to drive a get-away car in a bank robbery. The gang is caught but Bill escapes. Meanwhile, Virginia is ill and is attended by kindly old "Doc" Herndon (Harry Davenport). "Liz" manages to get on an amateur-hour broadcast, sings "On The Corner of Sunshine and Main" and "It Had To Be You", accompanied by Marty Malneck (Matty Malneck) and his Orchestra , and she tosses in a plea for Bill to come home. Written by Les Adams See less
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Director
Writers
Olive Cooper (screenplay) | Henry K. Moritz (adaptation from his play) (as Henry Moritz)
Cinematographer
Ernest Miller (photographed by)
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Updated Apr 20, 1943

Release date
Apr 20, 1943 (United States)

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35 cast members
Name Known for
Mary Lee
Elizabeth 'Liz' Gorty Elizabeth 'Liz' Gorty   See fewer
John Archer
Bill Allen Bill Allen   See fewer
Marjorie Lord
Virginia Allen Virginia Allen   See fewer
Harry Davenport
'Doc' Herndon 'Doc' Herndon   See fewer
Billy Gilbert
'Papa' Ferrelli 'Papa' Ferrelli   See fewer
Anne Revere
Mrs. Gorty Mrs. Gorty   See fewer
John F. Hamilton
Mr. Gorty (as J. Frank Hamilton) Mr. Gorty (as J. Frank Hamilton)   See fewer
Frank Jenks
'Whitey' 'Whitey'   See fewer
Cliff Nazarro
'Shortcake' 'Shortcake'   See fewer
Noel Madison
'Ace' Lambert 'Ace' Lambert   See fewer
Matty Malneck
Orchestra Leader (as Matty Malneck and His Orchestra) Orchestra Leader (as Matty Malneck and His Orchestra)   See fewer
Charles Cane
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
Abe Diamond
Singer (uncredited) Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
Maxine Doyle
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
Byron Foulger
Politician (uncredited) Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Hayden
Politician (uncredited) Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
Payne B. Johnson
Boy on Street (uncredited) Boy on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
Carey Loftin
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
Cupie Lovewell
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Eve Martell
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Neva Martell
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry McKim
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Ken Niles
Radio Announcer (uncredited) Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ralph Peters
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
Ethel Ramsey
Elderly Lady (uncredited) Elderly Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
Mickey Rentschler
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Rich
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
Ruth Robinson
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
Red Smith
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
Pat Starling
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Anthony Warde
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
Joe Whitehead
Elderly Man (uncredited) Elderly Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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