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Picture Snatcher

  • Film

Time Out says

Cagney's in typically ebullient shape for this zippy little melodrama as an ex-con who turns Weegee-style 'picture snatcher', grabbing shots of camera-shy underworld figures and selling them to the newspapers. He uses his skills to get in with the police lieutenant father of latest flame Patricia Ellis, but his copybook is soon severely blotted when he smuggles a camera in up his trouser leg to snap a notorious murderer in the electric chair. Cagney's energy keeps it going, though there's also an early bow for Ralph Bellamy as a feisty newspaper editor.
Written by TJ

Release Details

  • Duration:77 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Lloyd Bacon
  • Screenwriter:Allen Rivkin, PJ Wolfson
  • Cast:
    • James Cagney
    • Ralph Bellamy
    • Patricia Ellis
    • Alice White
    • Ralfe Harolde
    • Robert Emmett O'Connor
    • Robert Barrat
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