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Shantytown (1943)

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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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Writers
Olive Cooper (screenplay) | Henry K. Moritz (adaptation from his play) (as Henry Moritz)
Cinematographer
Ernest Miller (photographed by)
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Apr 20, 1943 (United States)

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35 cast members
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Mary Lee
Elizabeth 'Liz' Gorty Elizabeth 'Liz' Gorty   See fewer
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John Archer
Bill Allen Bill Allen   See fewer
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Marjorie Lord
Virginia Allen Virginia Allen   See fewer
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Harry Davenport
'Doc' Herndon 'Doc' Herndon   See fewer
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Billy Gilbert
'Papa' Ferrelli 'Papa' Ferrelli   See fewer
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Anne Revere
Mrs. Gorty Mrs. Gorty   See fewer
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John F. Hamilton
Mr. Gorty (as J. Frank Hamilton) Mr. Gorty (as J. Frank Hamilton)   See fewer
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Frank Jenks
'Whitey' 'Whitey'   See fewer
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Cliff Nazarro
'Shortcake' 'Shortcake'   See fewer
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Noel Madison
'Ace' Lambert 'Ace' Lambert   See fewer
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Matty Malneck
Orchestra Leader (as Matty Malneck and His Orchestra) Orchestra Leader (as Matty Malneck and His Orchestra)   See fewer
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Charles Cane
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Abe Diamond
Singer (uncredited) Singer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maxine Doyle
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Byron Foulger
Politician (uncredited) Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Hayden
Politician (uncredited) Politician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Payne B. Johnson
Boy on Street (uncredited) Boy on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carey Loftin
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cupie Lovewell
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eve Martell
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neva Martell
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry McKim
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Niles
Radio Announcer (uncredited) Radio Announcer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Peters
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Ethel Ramsey
Elderly Lady (uncredited) Elderly Lady (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mickey Rentschler
Young Boy (uncredited) Young Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rich
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Robinson
Townswoman (uncredited) Townswoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Red Smith
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Starling
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elderly Man (uncredited) Elderly Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 8 votes