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Smart Money (1931) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Alfred E. Green and produced by Alfred E. Green.

Academy Awards 1930/31 --- Ceremony Number 4 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best WritingLucien Hubbard, Joseph JacksonNominated
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Nick 'The Barber' Venizelos: [throwing Sport out of the game] Come on! Breeze, and as you go out, take the welcome sign off.


Irene Graham: Who'll give me a half a dollar for my hand?
Nick 'The Barber' Venizelos: Uh, I wouldn't give you a nickel for your whole body.


Nick 'The Barber' Venizelos: [inquiring at cigar stand] Say, uh, what are those things for?
Marie: Poker dice.
Nick 'The Barber' Venizelos: Oh, you gamble with them?
Marie: Yes, sir, it's a dollar if you lose, and if you win, you get $2 worth of merchandise.
Nick 'The Barber' Venizelos: [looking at her laciviously] Anything behind the counter?
Marie: [coyly] Anything in merchandise.
Nick 'The Barber' Venizelos: Heh, heh, well, you're a cute little package.
[he chuckles]


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The role played by Donald Cook was all but eliminated in the final cut, but he still appears as one of Nick's two accomplices (along with 'James Cagney' after one of the poker games.
Original opening credits and underlying music were replaced during the 1940s for an intended re-release, and are still in place on surviving material.
Despite both Edward G. Robinson and James Cagney having spent most of their acting careers with Warner's Bros., this was the only film the two acting legends appeared in together.
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