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Johnny Eager

After Johnny Eager (Robert Taylor) is released from jail, the unreformed gangster fools his parole officer (Henry O'Neill) into believing his ways are changed. In actuality, Eager wants to return to racketeering by opening a dog-racing track, but the man who put him behind bars (Edward Arnold) is in the way. When that man's stepdaughter (Lana Turner) falls for Eager, the crook uses her as leverage to get what he wants. In this world of deceit, Jeff Hartnett (Van Heflin) is Eager's only friend.

Release Date

December 9, 1941

Running Time

107 minutes

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Robert Taylor

Robert Taylor

Lana Turner

Lana Turner

Edward Arnold

Edward Arnold

Van Heflin

Van Heflin


Director Mervyn LeRoy

Screenplay John Lee Mahin, James Edward Grant

Producer John W. Considine Jr., Mervyn LeRoy

Cinematography Harold Rosson

Editing Albert Akst

Music Bronislau Kaper

Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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