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Sergeant Madden (1939)





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In this interesting drama, a highly respected straight-arrow Irish cop is pleased when his son follows him onto the force. Unfortunately, the son is more interested in promotions than in upholding the law and he makes few friends among his peers. When he shoots a child caught stealing, the others frame him and he is sent to prison where his attitude becomes even worse than before. Upon his escape, the bad seed goes on a crime spree. He then learns that his wife has just borne him a son. When he goes to the hospital to see the babe, his father, who set this trap, arrests him and sends him back to the pokey, proving that in this case, justice is thicker than blood.


Wallace Beery
as Shaun Madden
Alan Curtis
as Dennis Madden
Laraine Day
as Eileen Daly
Tom Brown
as Al Boylan, Jr.
Fay Holden
as Mary Madden
Marc Lawrence
as `Piggy' Ceders
Marion Martin
as Charlotte
David Gorcey
as `Punchy'
Ben Welden
as Stemmy
Horace MacMahon
as Philadelphia
Dick Jones
as Dennis Madden as a Boy
Drew Roddy
as Al Boylan Jr., as a Boy
Charles Trowbridge
as Commissioner, 1912
George Irving
as Police Commissioner
Don Douglas
as Al Boylan Sr.
Ivan Miller
as Frawley
Esther Dale
as Mrs. McGillivray
Harold Minjir
as Couturier
Jack Pennick
as Prisoner
Horace McMahon
as Philadelphia
Claire Rochelle
as Phone Operator
Dale Van Sickel
as Rookie/Alan Curtis' Double
John Webb Dillon
as Court Attendant
Bess Flowers
as Reception Nurse
Nell Craig
as Reception Nurse
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