Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Johnny Apollo

The son of a jailed Wall Street broker turns to crime to pay for his father's release.

Johnny Apollo

Johnny Apollo

Wall Street broker Robert Cain, Sr., is jailed for embezzling. His college graduate son Bob then turns to crime to raise money for his father's release. As assistant to mobster Mickey Dwyer, then falls for Dwyer's girl Lucky. He winds up in the same prison as his father Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

When millionaire Wall Street stockbroker Robert Cain is indicted by a grand jury for embezzlement, his spoiled collegiate athlete son, Bob Jr., feels humiliated and turns his back on his father. He finds, however, that surviving on his own ! is not as easy as he thought. After he is fired and shamed by an employer for turning his back on his name, Bob Jr. has a change of heart and implores his father's old friends, including the 'respectable" lawyer he set up in business, to help him gain release for his father. After they turn their backs on him, he turns to "Judge" Emmett Brennan, lawyer for notorious hoodlum Mickey Dwyer, to gain his father's released. He meets Dwyer and his club singer girlfriend Lucky and endears himself to both under the alias "Johnny Apollo," as he turns to a life of crime in order to raise the money he needs to free his father. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

Genres: Crime Drama Romance

Release year: 1940

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