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Johnny Apollo (1940) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Harry Joe Brown.

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Johnny Apollo (1940)

By Angela on Aug 26, 2012 From Hollywood Revue

Bob Cain (Tyrone Power) and his father Robert Cain, Sr. (Edward Arnold) had been very close for a long time, but when Robert is sent to jail for embezzlement, Bob is very deeply hurt.? Not so much by the jail sentence, but because he thought his father was above doing such things.? Not wanting to be... Read full article


Johnny Apollo(1940).

By Dawn Sample on Aug 25, 2012 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Johnny Apollo(1940). Crime film. Cast: Tyrone Power, Edward Arnold, Lloyd Nolan and Dorothy Lamour. The story begins when Bob Cain Jr., feels betrayed by his father, who is a multimillion-dollar stockbroker, indicted for embezzlement. Before going to prison, father and son have a terrible argument... Read full article


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Robert 'Pop' Cain Sr.: There are no secrets in jail.


Jim McLaughlin: Well, they've never sent a millionaire to prison as long as I can remember.
Robert 'Pop' Cain Sr.: [Angrily] Where have you been for the last couple of years?


Prisoner Tom Dugan: I steal an empty slot machine and get 10 years, and this guy steals a million and gets 5. Figure that out, will yuh?
Main Reporter: [Sarcastically] That's why you got the 10 - to figure it out.


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20th Century Fox held a preview screening of "Johnny Apollo" at the Victoria Theater in Ossining, New York on March 15, 1940 for 34 college newspaper editors as reported by the New York Times on March 16th. Ossining was chosen since prison exteriors for the film were shot at nearby Sing Sing.
Debut of Anthony Caruso.
Linda Darnell was the original female lead. Alice Faye was also considered by Darryl Zanuck before Dorothy Lamour was borrowed from Paramount in exchange for Don Ameche.
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