Beau James (1957)

Beau James
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 45mins.
Genres Adventure, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Michael D Moore Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
John F Warren Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Gene Fowler Book as Source Material n/a 120888 4000003
Melville Shavelson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Jack Rose Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Floyd Knudtson Editor n/a 172 7000001
George Gershwin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Jack Baker Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Hal C Kern Production Associate n/a 120822 25000001
Edith Head Costume Designer costume design 169 13000001
Ira Gershwin Theme Lyrics lyrics 120861 8000003
Joseph J Lilley Music music director 120781 8000002
Jack Rose Producer n/a 3 3000001
Melville Shavelson Director n/a 2 2000001
Darren McGavin Actor Charley Hand 1 1000005
Joe Mantell Actor Bernie Williams 1 1000006
Alexis Smith Actor Allie Walker 1 1000004
Paul Douglas Actor Chris Nolan 1 1000003
Vera Miles Actor Betty Compton 1 1000002
Horace McMahon Actor Prosecutor 1 1000007
Richard Shannon Actor Dick Jackson 1 1000008
Walter Catlett Actor Al Smith 1 1000012
George Jessel Actor Himself 1 1000011
Sid Melton Actor Sid Nash 1 1000010
Willis Bouchey Actor Arthur Julian 1 1000009
Bob Hope Actor Jimmy Walker 1 1000001
This biopic chronicles the surprising rise to power of 1920s New York mayor Jimmy Walker. Walker owed his mayoral post to Tammany, a powerful political organization that used its tremendous clout to get him installed. Walker, who never takes his job seriously, then becomes a figurehead for Tammany, and while he is in power, corruption in the police force and other city offices runs rampant. Meanwhile Walker wrangles with his lover, dancer Betty Compton, and his jealous wife, from whom he is separated.