Bloodhounds of Broadway (1952 film)

Bloodhounds of Broadway is a 1952 Technicolor musical film based on a Damon Runyon story. It starred Mitzi Gaynor, who was then still a young starlet, along with Scott Brady, Mitzi Green, Marguerite Chapman, Michael O'Shea, Wally Vernon, and George E. Stone. Charles Bronson appears, uncredited, as Charles Buchinski (as he was in the 1953 3-D film House of Wax). It was directed by Harmon Jones.

Bloodhounds of Broadway
Theatrical release poster
Directed byHarmon Jones
Produced byGeorge Jessel
Written bySy Gomberg
Albert Mannheimer
Based onBloodhounds of Broadway
1931 story in Collier's
by Damon Runyon
StarringMitzi Gaynor
Scott Brady
Mitzi Green
Marguerite Chapman
Michael O'Shea
Music byLionel Newman
CinematographyEdward Cronjager
Edited byGeorge A. Gittens
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • November 14, 1952 (1952-11-14)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$2 million (US rentals)[1]

Bloodhounds of Broadway was remade in 1989, this time as a PBS American Playhouse special (subsequently given theatrical release) starring Matt Dillon and Madonna.[2]

Plot summary

Stackerlee (Mitzi Gaynor) is a country girl who longs to be in show business. A New York bookmaker Foster (Scott Brady) is hiding out in Georgia and meets her and the inevitable happens – he goes straight and she gets her wish.





  • Henry Slate as Dave the Dude
  • Edwin Max as Lookout Louie Larchment
  • Richard Allan as Curtaintime Charlie


  • Sharon Baird as Little Elida
  • Herman Boden as Dancer
  • Charles Bronson (when he was still using his real name: Buchinski) as Phil Green, aka 'Pittsburgh Philo'
  • Timothy Carey as Crockett Pace
  • Henry Corden as Selly Bennett
  • Van Des Autels as Upstate senator
  • Bess Flowers as Nightclub Extra
  • A. Cameron Grant as Man on Exercise Horse in Gym
  • Al Green as Nightclub Drunk
  • Al Hill as Bookie
  • Bee Humphries as Apple Annie
  • Kenner G. Kemp as Dance Extra
  • Robert Long as Presiding senator
  • Dayton Lummis as Chairman
  • Gregg Martell as Detective Sgt. Kelly
  • Edward McNally as Bit
  • Joe McTurk as Process server
  • Emile Meyer as Skipper
  • Harold Miller as Nightclub Extra
  • Alfred Mizner as Foy Pace
  • Mabel Paige as Madame Moana
  • Charles Tannen as Bookie on phone
  • Phil Tully as Detective Lt. Moran
  • Ralph Volkie as Frankie Ferraccio
  • Bill Walker as Uncle Old Fella
  • Paul Wexler as Theopolis Pace
  • Mary Wickes as Lady at Laundry
  • David Wolfe as Counsel


  1. 'Top Box-Office Hits of 1952', Variety, January 7, 1953
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