Johnny Apollo (1940)

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The son of a jailed Wall Street broker turns to crime to pay for his father's release.


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  • Tyrone Power and Charles Williams in Johnny Apollo (1940)
  • Charley Grapewin and Dorothy Lamour in Johnny Apollo (1940)
  • Tyrone Power and Dorothy Lamour in Johnny Apollo (1940)
  • Tyrone Power and Dorothy Lamour in Johnny Apollo (1940)
  • Tyrone Power, Edward Arnold, and Dorothy Lamour in Johnny Apollo (1940)

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12 July 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
5
| Early Film Noir Not Bad, But Has Lots Of Holes
I found this to be a fairly interesting crime story, the emphasis being more on the story and less on the action. What little action there is takes place at the end of the movie.

Lloyd Nolan plays a low-key gangster and Tyrone Power plays a guy who exhibits good and bad. Dorothy Lamour, Edward Arnold, Charley Grapewin and Lionel Atwill all add to this talented cast. Lamour's tough-talking "dame" character and good cinematography helped this movie be characterized as a very early entry into the film noir genre.

The problem with the movie was the believability of the story. There were too many unanswered questions in here. Why was this person arrested? How and why could this happen, and that? There are lots of holes in here and sometimes they were so prevalent they broke up the continuity of the story.

Okay for one curious look but not worth a purchase, although it's still not available on DVD anyway, and few people buy new VHS tapes anymore.

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