Shantytown (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Joseph Santley
Screenplay byOlive Cooper
Produced byHarry Grey
Starring Mary Lee
John Archer
Marjorie Lord
Harry Davenport
Billy Gilbert
Anne Revere
Cinematography Ernest Miller
Edited by Thomas Richards
Music by Walter Scharf
Distributed byRepublic Pictures
Release date
  • April 20, 1943 (1943-04-20)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

Shantytown is a 1943 American crime film directed by Joseph Santley and written by Olive Cooper. The film stars Mary Lee, John Archer, Marjorie Lord, Harry Davenport, Billy Gilbert and Anne Revere. The film was released on April 20, 1943, by Republic Pictures. [1] [2] [3]



Liz Gorty, the daughter of the owners of a boarding house, takes a liking to a new married mechanic in town, Bill Allen. He gets mixed up with a gang of thieves who force him to drive a getaway car in a robbery. Knowing he has been framed, Bill goes into hiding and Liz uses her job at a radio station to get messages to him.


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