Character actor, Allen Jenkins, was born Alfred McGonegal on Apr 9, 1900 in Staten Island, NY. Jenkins died at the age of 74 on Jul 20, 1974 in Santa Monica, CA .
Allen Jenkins' 'mug' might have come straight from a Damon Runyan story - and proved to be his fortune. In the 1930s and 1940s, with a matchstick often dangling from his drooping lower lip, Jenkins was ever ready with a leering remark and played dozens of dim-witted but by-and-large friendly penny-ante crooks and ne'er-do-wells. Largely retired after 1957, he still played a few cameo roles in his last years. He died from complications following surgery.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Illustrated Dictionary of Film Character Actors).
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By Bogart Fan on Oct 26, 2014 From The Bogie Film Blog
Birth Name: David Allen Curtis Jenkins Date of Birth: April 9, 1900 Date of Death: July 20, 1974 Number of Films Made With Humphrey Bogart: 7 The Lowdown When I started ?The Usual Suspects? portion of the blog, I would occasionally get tweets or emails asking when I was going to do a w... Read full article
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Hunk: Maybe I'm wrong. We all make mistakes, boss. That's why they put the rubber on the ends of pencils.
Clancy: What's up, Mr. Drake?
Thornton Drake: You of course know this 'Black Ace.'
Clancy: Oh, sure. We *just* missed catching him about 6 months ago.
Dugan: Sure, we trapped one of his earwiggers. It was like this: I'm wise this guy blatts out for stoolin'. So I'm crowdin' him wit' the heater but he don't belch. I know he's an alky stiff so I start feedin' him the dynamite when Clancy walks in wit' this guy's twist. She's all full o' happy dust and leapin'. He calls for a blizzard so we let 'er have it, figgerin' on the beef, see? She don't open up on the Black Ace, but she spills enough on this earwigger to get him fried in New York last September.
Thornton Drake: What's he talking about?
Clancy: [to Dugan] How many times have I gotta tell ya? These guys don't understand them technical terms!
Clancy: What he's tryin' to say is this: We buttoned one o' the Black Ace's spies who dropped a dim. He's sweatin' the guy with a rod, but it's no dice. But he remembers that the guy's a stew! So he starts givin' him a jolt now and then. Just then I breezes in with the guy's moll. She's a snowbird. So I gives her a sniff of the gold dust and she opens up on the guy. Last September they gave him the hot squat. That's what he's tryin' to tell ya.
Neil Broderick: [to Dugan] You were a little vague.
Dugan: [offended] Who's a vag?
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