Johnny Apollo (film)
|Directed by||Henry Hathaway|
|Produced by||Harry Joe Brown|
|Written by||Samuel G. Engel (story)
Hal Long (story)
Curtis Kenyon (uncredited contributing writer)
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Running time||94 minutes|
It stars Tyrone Power as a man who resorts to crime to buy a pardon for his embezzler father (Edward Arnold). Lloyd Nolan plays the gangster he works for, while Dorothy Lamour portrays the boss's girlfriend.
After his father "Pop" Cain is sent to prison for embezzlement of funds, Bob Cain, Jr., quits college to look for a job, but is unable to find one.
A gangster, Mickey Dwyer, sentenced around the same time as Pop, is granted a parole. Bob goes to see Dwyer's attorney, a judge named Emmett T. Brennan, to inquire how to go about getting Pop a parole as well. With money, he is told.
Bob decides to work for Dwyer to raise the dough. He goes by the alias Johnny Apollo and meets the gangster's girlfriend, Lucky Dubarry, who is immediately attracted to him. But when his father behind bars hears his son is now a criminal, a disgusted Pop Cain wants nothing more to do with him.
Double-crossed on a job, Dwyer murders the judge. Both he and Bob are sent to prison. A jailbreak is set in motion, but Lucky is able to sneak word of it to Pop, who prevents his son from getting involved. An angry Dwyer shoots Pop and knocks out Bob, but is then killed by guards.
Bob is blamed and faces a longer sentence, perhaps even execution. Pop recovers, however, and alibis his son. Bob's future looks brighter, particularly with Lucky on the outside, waiting for him.
- Tyrone Power as Bob Cain, Jr. / Johnny Apollo
- Dorothy Lamour as Lucky Dubarry
- Edward Arnold as Bob "Pop" Cain
- Lloyd Nolan as Mickey Dwyer
- Charley Grapewin as Judge Brennan
"I'm leaving town". "Where to?". "As far as 20 bucks and a mink coat will take me".
- Johnny Apollo at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Johnny Apollo at the TCM Movie Database
- Johnny Apollo at the Internet Movie Database
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