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"American Madness" is a 1932 American film directed by Frank Capra and starring Walter Huston as a New York banker embroiled in scandal. The story thematically anticipates Capra's 1946 classic It's a Wonderful Life, in which Capra repeats the "run on the bank" scene. This was also Sterling Holloway's feature-film debut.
- country: United States of America
- language: English Language
- directors: Frank Capra, Allan Dwan, Roy William Neill
- producers: Harry Cohn & Frank Capra
- art direction by Stephen Goosson
- written by Robert Riskin
- Walter Huston as Dickson
- Pat O'Brien as Matt
- Kay Johnson as Mrs. Dickson
- Constance Cummings as Helen
- Gavin Gordon as Cluett
- Arthur Hoyt as Ives
- Robert Emmett O'Connor as Inspector
- Harry C. Bradley as Sampson
- Eddy Chandler as Kelly
- Berton Churchill as O'Brien
- Tom Dugan as Depositor #1
- Sarah Edwards as Gossip on Phone #1
- Robert Ellis as Dude Finlay
- Eddie Foster as Depositor #2
- Charley Grapewin as Mr. Jones
- Julia Griffith as Gossip on Phone #2
- Sherry Hall as Carter
- Sterling Holloway as Oscar
- Harry Holman as Loan-Seeker
- Anderson Lawler as Charlie
- Ralph Lewis as Judge
- Edwin Maxwell as Clark
- Patrick H. O'Malley, Jr. as Dr. Strong
- Lee Phelps as Tim
- Tempe Pigott as Mrs. Halligan
- Harry Semels as Depositor #2
- Jeanne Sorel as Cluett's Secretary
- Joan Standing as Panicked Depositor
- Emma Tansey as Elderly Depositor
- Harry Todd as Tom Gardner
- Fred Toones as Sam
- Walter Walker as Schultz
- Polly Walters as Blonde Phone Operator
- Edward Martindel as Ames
- cinematography by Joseph Walker
- genres: Melodrama, Drama
- released on (82 years ago)
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Their Causes and Consequences by Arnold Beichman
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The Encyclopedia of Film (1991)
by James Monaco
The first Capra-Riskin production, American Madness (1932), introduced the team's signature theme and idealistic hero: a dedicated community banker ( Walter Huston) forestalls a bank run by rallying faithful depositors against the ...
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