The Finger Points

The Finger Points (1931)

A reporter dares to expose Chicago Underworld.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1931-04-11
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 4 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 30min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: First National Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Francis Dillon
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Lee is a fresh young kid from the South when he gets a job with The Press. His first assignment on gangsters gets his name in the paper, the police on a raid and Lee in the hospital.

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  • Richard Barthelmess

    as Breckenridge 'Breck' Lee
  • Fay Wray

    as Marcia Collins
  • Regis Toomey

    as Charlie 'Breezy' Russell
  • Robert Elliott

    as Frank Carter
  • Clark Gable

    as Louis J. Blanco
  • Oscar Apfel

    as Managing Editor Ellis Wheeler
  • Robert Gleckler

    as Sphinx Club Manager Larry Haynes
  • Mickey Bennett

    as Arthur the Office Boy (uncredited)
  • James P. Burtis

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Martin Cichy

    as Blanco's Bodyguard (uncredited)
  • Lew Harvey

    as Henchman in 'Number One's' Office (uncredited)
  • Herman Krumpfel

    as Breck's Tailor (uncredited)
  • Frank Marlowe

    as Guard at 'Number One's' Office (uncredited)
  • Frank McLure

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • J. Carrol Naish

    as "The Finger is on You" Phone Voice (voice) (uncredited)
  • Field Norton

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • Bob Perry

    as Henchman in Hayes' House (uncredited)
  • Albert Petit

    as Casino Patron (uncredited)
  • George Taylor

    as Henchman in 'Number One's' Office (uncredited)
  • Adele Watson

    as Wheeler's Secretary (uncredited)
Directing John Francis Dillon Director
Writing John Monk Saunders Dialogue
Editing LeRoy Stone Editor
Writing W.R. Burnett Writer
Production John Francis Dillon Producer
Art Jack Okey Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Edward Stevenson Costume Design
Writing John Monk Saunders Writer
Sound Dolph Thomas Sound
Camera Ernest Haller Director of Photography