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Based on the song of the same name, famed torch singer Morgan portrays a singer in a bordello who shoots her unfaithful lover. Release was delayed two years by the Hays Office's intervention in how a house of prostitution could be portrayed on screen. Too bad they reached an agreement. Not even Morgan's rendition of the title song redeems this.

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Available on Running time 68 minutes.

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Musical Drama, Oldest Profession, Adapted from a Song
Helen Morgan, Chester Morris
Chester Erskine

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Frankie and Johnny
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The movie, Frankie and Johnny, was completed in 1934 but was not released until 1936. The movie has a run time of 68 minutes, released in black and white and was made in the U.S. Another fun fact is that the movie originated from a song of the same title. Helen Morgan stars as Frankie and Chester Morris stars as Johnny Dew. The movie is about Johnny, Frankie and their life.