Johnny Come Lately

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Johnny Come Lately
Johnny Come Lately FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by William K. Howard
Produced by William Cagney Productions
Written by John Van Druten (Screenplay) Louis Bromfield (Novel)
Starring James Cagney
Grace George
Edward McNamara
Music by Leigh Harline
Cinematography Theodor Sparkuhl
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • 1943 (1943)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $2.4 million[1]

Johnny Come Lately is a 1943 film starring James Cagney, Grace George and Edward McNamara. It was the first film produced by Cagney Productions in March 1943.


In 1906, Tom Richards (James Cagney), a drifter, arrives in Plattsville and befriends newspaper proprietor Vinnie McLeod (Grace George), who is battling the corruption of the town's leading citizen Bill Dougherty (Edward McNamara). He takes over as managing editor of the Plattsville "Shield and Banner" and, despite initial resistance from the oppressed citizens, finally drives Dougherty out of town.



  1. ^ Balio, Tino (2009). United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 978-0-299-23004-3.  p217

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