American Madness ★★½ 1932
Benevolent banker Dickson (Huston) has been making loans without sufficient collateral. The bank's board of directors give him a warning and then a robbery causes a run on the bank. The directors are ready to oust Dickson when the small businessmen he's helped rally to his defense. Tedious romantic subplot has Dickson's unhappy wife (Johnson) accusing him of neglect and dallying with unscrupulous bank clerk Cluett (Gordon). 75m/B VHS, DVD . Walter Huston, Pat O'Brien, Kay Johnson, Gavin Gordon, Constance Cummings, Robert Ellis, Walter Walker, Arthur Hoyt; D: Frank Capra; W: Robert Riskin; C: Joseph Walker.