The Man Who Dared

  • 1933
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography

Billed as "an imaginative biography," this film takes glorious liberties with the life of Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who was inadvertently gunned down on Feb. 15, 1933, by a bullet intended for President-elect Franklin Roosevelt. Foster, in the title role (though his character name is different), plays a Polish immigrant who rises to the top of Chicago's...read more

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Billed as "an imaginative biography," this film takes glorious liberties with the life of Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak, who was inadvertently gunned down on Feb. 15, 1933, by a bullet intended for President-elect Franklin Roosevelt. Foster, in the title role (though his character name is

different), plays a Polish immigrant who rises to the top of Chicago's political ranks, paving the way for a Democratic party which may never cease. He is seen against the backdrop of a city feeling the industrial advancements of a modern age in which the horse-and-buggy bowed to the gasoline

engine. The sugary, angelic treatment of Cermak certainly could not offend anyone involved, but seems to be more of a reaction to his recent death than his actual life.

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