Johnny Eager Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold

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Robert Taylor portrays a likeable gangster named Johnny Eager. After doing time in prison Eager appears to be going straight by driving a cab. But it's all a cover to avoid going back to prison. While visiting his parole officer, Eager is seen by two students who thought he was handsome. But one girl in particular, Liz Bard (Lana Turner) has fallen head over heels in love for him. As part of the parole officers duty he is to make unexpected visits to Eager's residents, which is really a family memebers apartment, and happens to take the students along. This is when Eager meets Bard and realizes he has a thing for her, but has to keep the ruse that he is just a cab driver. That all changes when he goes to pick up some money from a restaurant owner that he felt was short changing him. Turns out that Liz happened to be there and his cover was blown but Liz didn't care, she loved him and wouldn't tell anyone. While dealing with the politicians to get a dog racing track to open, Eager takes Liz home one night and meets her father who just happened to be the D.A. who put Eager away. Knowing that his daughter can't stop seeing Eager, he goes to see him and forbids eager from seeing his daughter, but to no avail. Eager then sets up a phoney scheme where Bard shoots what looks like an assailant. But it was all a ruse. Bard then feels tremendous guilt thinking she killed a man. Eager becomes sensitive to her feelings and tries to set things straight at great peril.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes If this is a criminal POV story...    -   virtuous thief doing good

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


City?    -   Yes City:    -   Dirty, grimy (like New York)

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets

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