The Mayor of 44th Street Poster

Release Date: 1942

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Dance promoter Joe (George Murphy) gets a rude awakening when a thug named Bitz (Rex Downing) demands payoff money. The bigger surprise comes when he discovers how young Bitz is. Generous to a fault, Joe takes the boy under his wing, giving him a job as his assistant and letting him stay in his apartment. This doesn't sit well with Joe's dance partner and girlfriend, Jessie (Anne Shirley). Nevertheless, Bitz proves his worth when a ruthless racketeer comes gunning for Joe's business.

Cast: George Murphy, Anne Shirley, William Gargan, Rex Downing

Director: Alfred Green

Genres: Musical

Production Co: RKO Radio Pictures Inc.

Keywords: Charming, Rescue, New York City, Temptation, Girlfriend, Underdog, Emotional, Love, 1940s, Tense

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