• Johnny Eager (1942)

Johnny Eager

Release Date: 1942

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 47 min

Plot Summary

After Johnny Eager (Robert Taylor) is released from jail, the unreformed gangster fools his parole officer (Henry O'Neill) into believing his ways are changed. In actuality, Eager wants to return to racketeering by opening a dog-racing track, but the man who put him behind bars (Edward Arnold) is in the way. When that man's stepdaughter (Lana Turner) falls for Eager, the crook uses her as leverage to get what he wants. In this world of deceit, Jeff Hartnett (Van Heflin) is Eager's only friend.

Cast: Robert Taylor, Lana Turner, Edward Arnold, Van Heflin, Robert Sterling, Patricia Dane, Glenda Farrell, Barry Nelson

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Genres: Crime drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Deception, Los Angeles, Dark, Transformation, Friend, Love, Gritty, Office, 1940s, Rivalry, Fall


Winner Actor in a Supporting Role