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Sorrowful Jones (1949)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

A young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked ...See moreA young girl is left with the notoriously cheap Sorrowful Jones as a marker for a bet. When her father doesn't return, he learns that taking care of a child interferes with his free-wheeling lifestyle. Sorrowful must also evade crooked gangsters and indulge in a bit of horse-thieving. Written by Erica Schulman See less
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Writers
Melville Shavelson (screenplay) | Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay) (as Edmund Hartmann) | Jack Rose (screenplay) | Damon Runyon (adapted from a story by) & 3 more
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Editor
Arthur P. Schmidt (as Arthur Schmidt)
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Updated Jun 5, 1949

Release date
Jul 4, 1949 (United States)

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65 cast members
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Bob Hope
Humphrey 'Sorrowful' Jones Humphrey 'Sorrowful' Jones   See fewer
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Lucille Ball
Gladys O'Neill Gladys O'Neill   See fewer
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Bruce Cabot
Big Steve Holloway Big Steve Holloway   See fewer
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Thomas Gomez
Reardon Reardon   See fewer
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Tom Pedi
Once Over Sam Once Over Sam   See fewer
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Paul Lees
Orville Smith Orville Smith   See fewer
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Houseley Stevenson
Doc Chesley Doc Chesley   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Big Steve's Bodyguard Big Steve's Bodyguard   See fewer
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Emmett Vogan
Psychiatrist Psychiatrist   See fewer
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Mary Jane Saunders
Martha Jane Smith Martha Jane Smith   See fewer
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Erville Alderson
Happy - the Mortician (uncredited) Happy - the Mortician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethel Bryant
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Butler
Jack - Bettor on Green Demon (uncredited) Jack - Bettor on Green Demon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire Carleton
Agnes 'Happy Hips' Noonan (uncredited) Agnes 'Happy Hips' Noonan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Carter
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Cartledge
First Jockey (uncredited) First Jockey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Cass
Psychiatrist (uncredited) Psychiatrist (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Chan
Chinese Man (uncredited) Chinese Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Noble 'Kid' Chissell
Bookie (uncredited) Bookie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Cirillo
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tony Cirillo
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Cooley
Shorty (uncredited) Shorty (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Cornell
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Corner
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Davies
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edgar Dearing
Police Lt. Ed Mitchell (uncredited) Police Lt. Ed Mitchell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sayre Dearing
Spectator (uncredited) Spectator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jay Eaton
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Finn
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Gray
Gambler (uncredited) Gambler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Policeman (uncredited) Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Hope
Motorcyclist (uncredited) Motorcyclist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Hunter
Newsboy (uncredited) Newsboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Bookmaker (uncredited) Bookmaker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Kortman
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marc Krah
Nick, the Barber (uncredited) Nick, the Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat Lane
Bookie (uncredited) Bookie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Orley Lindgren
Bit Part (uncredited) Bit Part (uncredited)   See fewer
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Louise Lorimer
Nurse-Receptionist (uncredited) Nurse-Receptionist (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Mallon
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Speer Martin
Jockey (uncredited) Jockey (uncredited)   See fewer
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John 'Skins' Miller
Head Telephone Man (uncredited) Head Telephone Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mills
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Montgomery
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Patsy O'Byrne
Mrs. Oliver Sims, deaf scrubwoman (uncredited) Mrs. Oliver Sims, deaf scrubwoman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Peters
Taxicab Driver (uncredited) Taxicab Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dario Piazza
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sally Rawlinson
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Allen Ray
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Suzanne Ridgway
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Rio
Bookie (uncredited) Bookie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Roberts
Horse Player (uncredited) Horse Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Shay
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Snyder
Bookie (uncredited) Bookie (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Space
Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited) Plainclothes Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Delmar Thomas
Exercise Boy (uncredited) Exercise Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sid Tomack
Waiter at Steve's Place (uncredited) Waiter at Steve's Place (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Blinky (uncredited) Blinky (uncredited)   See fewer
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Annette Warren
Gladys O'Neill (singing voice) (uncredited) Gladys O'Neill (singing voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Winchell
Walter Winchell (voice) (uncredited) Walter Winchell (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Yip
Bookie (uncredited) Bookie (uncredited)   See fewer
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7 / 10 | 522 votes