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Johnny Eager (1941) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Mervyn LeRoy and John W. Considine Jr..

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorVan HeflinWon
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Johnny Eager (1941)

By Beatrice on Jun 10, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Johnny Eager Directed by Mervyn LeRoy Written by James Edward Grant and John Lee Mahin 1941/USA Loew’s/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Warner Archive DVD Something about the title of this early film noir told me I might love this movie. ?I was so right. Spoiler alert: ?The plot is full of ... Read full article


31 Days of Oscar Blogathon: Van Heflin in Johnny Eager (1941)

By shadowsandsatin on Feb 15, 2014 From Shadows and Satin

Van Heflin was a standout in Johnny Eager. You don?t hear a lot about Van Heflin these days. When the classic conversation rolls around to actors of the Golden Age, you can pretty much count on the names of Clark Gable and Cary Grant popping up, along with Humphrey Bogart and James Cagney ? maybe Wi... Read full article


Johnny Eager (1941)

By Amy on Jan 7, 2014 From Random Pictures

Dir. Mervyn LeRoy David Thomson?s The New Biographical Dictionary of Film refers to Johnny Eager (1941) as ?fatuous,? which I think unfair. (The IMDb hordes gave it a 7.1, for whatever that?s worth.) Casting the famously good-looking Robert Taylor was something of a gamble; Thomson?s other complaint... Read full article


Johnny Eager (1941)

By Amy on Jan 7, 2014 From Random Pictures

Dir. Mervyn LeRoy David Thomson?s The New Biographical Dictionary of Film refers to Johnny Eager (1941) as ?fatuous,? which I think unfair. (The IMDb hordes gave it a 7.1, for whatever that?s worth.) Casting the famously good-looking Robert Taylor was something of a gamble; Thomson?s other complaint... Read full article


Johnny Eager: Characters Welcome

By shadowsandsatin on Nov 16, 2013 From Shadows and Satin

Johnny Eager tells the story of a slick ex-con who works as a taxicab driver to mask his criminal activities. Standing in the way of Eager?s project is his longtime nemesis, the local district attorney, who just happens to be the stepfather of a young sociology student who falls for Johnny in a big ... Read full article


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Quotes from

John 'Johnny' Eager: Oh, now don't turn ordinary on me. I get tired of ordinary dames. And I don't want to get tired of you.


John 'Johnny' Eager: She's shakin' like a dice box.


John Benson Farrell: You couldn't stop being a thief any more than a weasel could stop sucking chicken blood.


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 21, 1946 with Robert Taylor reprising his film role.
In one of the bedrooms in Johnny's apartment at the track is a large painting, done in the art deco style, of a reclining blonde woman. Coincidentally, this same painting is featured briefly but prominently in Eyes in the Night, released the same year and also starring Edward Arnold, referred to in that film by Marty as "a blonde tomato."
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