Arthur Ferguson Jones (Robinson) is a mousey office worker who has never been late to work in 8 years. He secretly yearns to be a writer and worships his coworker Wilhelmina "Bill" Clark (Arthur), a wisecracking blonde. On the day his alarm clock fails and "Jonesy" is fired, he is also mistaken for "Killer" Mannion, an escaped gangster he closely resembles.
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After the mistake in identity is corrected, Jones is given a safe passage letter by the police. A journalist also persuades Jones to put his name on a series about Mannion's career. But the existence of the safe letter is revealed in the newspapers, so Mannion shows up at Jones's apartment and forces him to give it up. This allows the killer to hide in the flat as well as move about with impunity in public and kill the man who betrayed him. Eventually, Mannion's gang kidnaps "Bill" and Jones has to outwit them. This 1935 movie was directed by John Ford before he hit his stride with Westerns.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
Edward G. Robinson plays both Arthur Ferguson Jones, a shy, mousey worker at a publishing firm, and Killer Mannion, a wanted mafioso serial murderer. Jones is mistaken for Mannion and arrested. Once the error has been cleard up, Jones is set free, but not before Mannion finds out he has a double. Upon threat of violence, Mannion forces Jones to switch places with him at night so he can commit more murders. Finally, Jones is pushed too far. He gains courage and turns the tables on Mannion, becoming a hero and winning the love of the girl of his dreams.
The review of this Movie prepared by Judy Berman