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A Lion Is in the Streets

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 28 min.

Plot Summary
Tension boils over in a rural Southern community when the tough, idealistic Hank Martin (James Cagney) backs a group of sharecroppers against their corrupt boss, Robert Castleberry (Larry Keating), who has been taking advantage of them. The two sides come to blows, and one of Martin's friends, Jeb (John McIntire), is arrested for murder and must stand trial. Meanwhile, a gangster, Guy Polli (Onslow Stevens), sees the hunger in Martin and makes it possible for him to rise in politics.

Cast: James Cagney , Barbara Hale , Anne Francis , Warner Anderson , John McIntire , Jeanne Cagney , Lon Chaney Jr. , Frank McHugh

Director: Raoul Walsh

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

A Lion Is in the Streets (1953)

Release Date: September 23rd, 1953|1 hr. 28 min.

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