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Both of Allen Jenkins' parents were musical comedy performers, and he entered the theater as a stage mechanic after World War I, after having spent time working in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Although his screen persona was that of a not-too-bright Brooklyn tough guy, Jenkins attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and appeared in many Broadway... See full bio


Allen Jenkins movies and series available to watch on Amazon, Netflix, Hulu : 1st ratings based on IMDB, 2nd rating - Netflix / Rotten Tomatos users:
* Movie Title (sort) Year Genres (sort) Director / CreatorsLeading Actors Netflix
7.2 A Slight Case of Murder 1938 Comedy Crime Lloyd Bacon Edward G. Robinson Jane Bryan Allen Jenkins * 3.3/5
8.0 I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang 1932 Crime Drama Film-Noir Mervyn LeRoy Paul Muni Glenda Farrell Helen Vinson * 3.7/5
8.0 It's a Mad World 1963 Action Adventure Comedy Crime Stanley Kramer Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Ethel Merman * 3.6/5
8.0 Cain and Mabel 1936 Comedy Musical Romance Lloyd Bacon Marion Davies Clark Gable Allen Jenkins - 6.8/10
7.9 Pillow Talk 1959 Comedy Romance Michael Gordon Rock Hudson Doris Day Tony Randall * 3.7/5
7.9 Ball of Fire 1941 Comedy Romance Howard Hawks Gary Cooper Barbara Stanwyck Oskar Homolka * 3.7/5
7.8 Grand Hotel 1932 Drama Romance Edmund Goulding Greta Garbo John Barrymore Joan Crawford * 3.5/5
7.7 42nd Street 1933 Comedy Musical Romance Lloyd Bacon Warner Baxter Bebe Daniels George Brent * 3.5/5
7.7 Marked Woman 1937 Crime Film-Noir Thriller Lloyd Bacon, Michael Curtiz (uncredited) Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Lola Lane * 3.5/5
7.7 The Front Page 1974 Comedy Drama Romance Billy Wilder Jack Lemmon Walter Matthau Susan Sarandon * 3.5/5
7.6 Destry Rides Again 1939 Comedy Western George Marshall Marlene Dietrich James Stewart Mischa Auer * 3.6/5
7.4 v Dead End 1937 Crime Drama Film-Noir William Wyler Sylvia Sidney Joel McCrea Humphrey Bogart * 7.2/10
7.0 Brother Orchid 1940 Comedy Crime Drama Romance Lloyd Bacon Edward G. Robinson, Humphrey Bogart, Ann Sothern * 4.0/5
6.9 Robin and the 7 Hoods 1964 Comedy Crime Musical Gordon Douglas Frank Sinatra Dean Martin Sammy Davis Jr. * 3.2/5
6.9 v The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse 1938 Crime Drama Anatole Litvak Edward G. Robinson Humphrey Bogart Claire Trevor - 6.8/10
6.8 Stage Door Canteen 1943 Comedy Musical Romance Romance War Frank Borzage Cheryl Walker William Terry Judith Anderson - 6.4/10
6.6 Dive Bomber 1941 Drama War Michael Curtiz Errol Flynn Fred MacMurray Ralph Bellamy * 3.4/5

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