Beau James (1957)

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Biopic of the political career of Jimmy Walker, flamboyant and somewhat corrupt Mayor of New York City from 1926-1932.


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17 April 1999 | coop-16
7
| Sanitized and sentimental, but not bad.
This is the closest thing to a good dramatic performance Bob Hope ever gave...and its pretty good. Of course, the film soft pedals and simplifies: Walkers great antagonists, Seabury and LaGuardia, barely appear in it. In fact, there is a great dramatic and tragic film waiting to be made of the Jimmy Walker story, with terrific roles for the actors who would portray the "little flower' LaGuardia, and the incorruptible, if cold -hearted, "man who rode the Tiger", Seabury, as well as Jimmy Walker ( not to mention his wife and mistress). Maybe Scorsese could do it someday.

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Release Date:

7 June 1957

Language

English, Latvian, Italian, Hebrew


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,750,000

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