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Johnny Apollo (1940)





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Tyrone Power plays the college-grad son of jailed-embezzler Edward Arnold. Power tries to find work, only to be turned away because of his father's reputation. When he decides to use a phony name, he is still fired, because his ex-convict boss feels that Power is being unfair to his imprisoned father. If you can't win for losing in a 1940 film, you turn to crime. Power hires on as the right-hand man of personable but deadly gangster Lloyd Nolan. Arnold, who has become a model convict, is disgusted that his son has turned to crime. He even refuses to have anything to do with his son when Power lands in the slammer himself. Through the intervention of Nolan's moll Dorothy Lamour, a nightclub singer who has grown to love Power, Arnold realizes that his son is still a good guy underneath. Power proves as much by preventing a climactic jailbreak engineered by the homicidal Nolan.


Tyrone Power
as Johnny Apollo/Bob Cain
Dorothy Lamour
as Mabel "Lucky" DuBarry
Edward Arnold
as Robert Cain, Sr.
Lloyd Nolan
as Mickey Dwyer
Charley Grapewin
as Judge Emmett T. Brennan
Lionel Atwill
as Jim McLaughlin
Marc Lawrence
as John Bates
Jonathan Hale
as Dr. Brown
Russell Hicks
as District Attorney
Fuzzy Knight
as Cellmate
Charles Lane
as Assistant District Attorney
Charles Trowbridge
as Judge Penrose
George Irving
as Mr. Ives
Eddie Marr
as Harry the Henchman
Anthony Caruso
as Joe the Henchman
Harry Rosenthal
as Piano Player
Stanley Andrews
as Welfare Secretary
Wally Albright
as Office Boy
Milburn Stone
as Reporter
Tom Dugan
as Tom the Prisoner
Walter Miller
as Guard in Solitary
Edward Gargan
as Detective
Gary Breckner
as Announcer
Bess Flowers
as Secretary
Geneva Sawyer
as `La Conga' Dancer
Charles Williams
as Photographer
Phil Tead
as Reporter
Don Rowan
as Guard
Emmett Vogan
as Guard/Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Johnny Apollo

All Critics (2)

Now Tyrone is a gangster. We are not amused.

October 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Moderate crime thriller never rises above being pat and routine, and barely remains credible.

February 4, 2008 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Johnny Apollo

Nice tough little crime drama. Good performances from Power, Arnold and Nolan but best of all is Dorothy Lamour in one of her best, if not THE best performance of her career. Worth your while.

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