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Come Fill the Cup (1951)

Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering ... See full summary »

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Ivan Goff (screen play), Ben Roberts (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Complete credited cast:
James Cagney ... Lew Marsh
Phyllis Thaxter ... Paula Copeland
Raymond Massey ... John Ives
James Gleason ... Charley Dolan
Gig Young ... Boyd S. Copeland
Selena Royle ... Mrs. Dolly Copeland
Larry Keating ... Julian Cuscaden
Charlita Charlita ... Maria Diego
Sheldon Leonard ... Lennie Garr
Douglas Spencer ... Ike Bashaw
John Kellogg ... Don Bell
William Bakewell ... Hal Ortman
John Alvin ... Travis Ashbourne - Reporter
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Alcoholic newspaperman Lew Marsh hits bottom, loses his job and is rehabilitated by Charley Dolan. After six years on the wagon he gets his job back and devotes himself to other recovering alcoholics. His boss enlists his help to sober up his nephew, Boyd Copeland, who has married Lew's old sweetheart. Boyd, who is involved with a cabaret singer and the mob, presents quite a challenge. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Charley Dolan: Hey Lew, I been thinking. Seems to me it's time you start and use your mind like the you've been using your body, I mean, do what you're meant to do, write for the newspapers.
Lew Marsh: Forget it Charley, after you drunk yourself off of three newspapers, the word goes out over the wire: Lew Marsh is through, Lew Marsh is poison, Lew Marsh tickles, no I like it this way, fine. Just the way things are, fine.
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Referenced in The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Blanke's Concerto
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Music by Ray Heindorf
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one of the best
19 September 2006 | by catlynn54See all my reviews

I think this is one of the best movies ever made. It is an excellent character study and depiction of alcoholism, much better than "Lost Weekend". I hope that it will become available on DVD at some point. James Cagney was a remarkable actor and his ability to play flawed human beings as well as 'cartoon' characters in his comedies make his movies a joy to watch. Unfortunately I have been unable to watch this movie since sometime in the 1970s as I can never find it listed showing on TV anywhere and cannot locate a tape of it. Maybe someone somewhere will resurrect this wonderful movie and make it known to new generations of movie viewers. One can only hope.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1951 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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