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The Big Shakedown (1934)





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An idealistic but naive pharmacist believes the mobsters who claim they want him to manufacture illegal medicine to help out the poor. That the deal will pad his own pockets with much-needed cash only sweetens the arrangement. This melodrama chronicles the tragic results of his actions.

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Charles Farrell
as Jimmy Morrell
Bette Davis
as Norma Nelson
Ricardo Cortez
as Dutch Barnes
Henry O'Neill
as Sheffner
Robert E. O'Connor
as Regan, the Bartender
John Wray
as Gardinella
Sidney Miller
as Jewish Boy
Robert Emmett O'Connor
as Regan, the Bartender
Frank Layton
as Dr. Boutellier
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Critic Reviews for The Big Shakedown

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A so-so crime drama about nasty racketeers in the pharmacy industry.

September 8, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Big Shakedown

Completely unoriginal programmer that would be totally forgotten if Bette Davis wasn't stuck playing a nothing girlfriend/wife role in it.

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