Now or Never (July 9, 1935)

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Now or Never
 

Released on July 9, 1935: An identical look-alike to a diamond thief is on the run from the hoodlums and the police.

Directed by Bernard B. Ray

The Actors: Richard Talmadge (Dick Rainey and Norman Gray), Janet Chandler (Audrey Ferry), Eddie Davis (Riley), Robert Walker (henchman Mike McGowan), Otto Metzetti (Henchman Braun), Tom Ricketts (Robert the butler), Victor Metzetti (henchman Cobb), Jimmy Aubrey (newsstand vendor and pedestrian needing a match), William Gould (Police Sergeant Daly)

 

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This movie premiered a generation before I was born, but I can tell you word for word what many young couples said as they were leaving the theater after watching this action adventure thriller:

"George, Why can't you be more like Richard Talmadge? Did you see him jump from one building to another? Four tough hoodlums after him and he fought them all off . . . and when three big policemen tried to arrest him, he got away and even stole a police car . . . . . sigh . . . . what a man!"

"Mabel, maybe if you looked more like Janet Chandler I could do some of those tricks, but honey, that was just a movie . . . real people can't do those things, honest . . . it was all just tricks with the camera."

"Ohhh, you men . . . your mind is always in one place . . . all you can think about is the hot blonde in the movie . . . Talmadge really did those stunts, none of it was faked . . . don't you know that he was part of the Barnum & Bailey Circus as one of the famous Metzetti acrobats? Two of the Metzetti brothers were even two of the diamond thieves that were after him . . . all of those stunts were real, I can tell you that!"

"Okay Mabel, I'll run away from home and join the circus . . . is that what you want? Maybe I can meet Janet Chandler there . . . "

"George, you will be the death of me yet . . . you just see how long it will be before I make your favorite liver and onions for dinner again . . . you just wait and see . . . !"

"Mabel, you drive me to drink . . . and baby . . . it isn't a long trip!"

Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn and enjoy the show.

Janet Chandler and Richard Talmadge
Janet Chandler and Richard Talmadge
Janet Chandler as Audrey Ferry
Janet Chandler as Audrey Ferry
Richard Talmadge and Janet Chandler
Richard Talmadge and Janet Chandler
Richard Talmadge and Jimmy Aubrey
Richard Talmadge and Jimmy Aubrey
Richard Talmadge and Richard Talmadge on a split screen scene
Richard Talmadge and Richard Talmadge in a split screen scene
Richard Talmadge and William Gould
Richard Talmadge and William Gould
Richard Talmadge in Now or Never
Richard Talmadge in Now or Never
Richard Talmadge arrested by three policemen
Richard Talmadge arrested by three policemen
Richard Talmadge proposes to Janet Chandler
Richard Talmadge proposes to Janet Chandler
Tom Ricketts and Janet Chandler
Tom Ricketts and Janet Chandler
Tom Ricketts as Robert the butler
Tom Ricketts as Robert the butler
William Gould as Police Sergeant Daly
William Gould as Police Sergeant Daly