One of the most underrated of John Ford's early films, THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING is a marvelous gangster film told in a comic vein and sporting a superb performance from Edward G. Robinson, playing a timid clerk working for a hardware company. He has a superlative work record and has been
on time every morning for eight years. He is in love with one of his coworkers (Jean Arthur) from afar. While he is having lunch with her one day, the police arrive and arrest him, having mistaken him for Public Enemy No. 1, Killer Mannion, recently escaped from prison and the hardware clerk's
exact double. After much confusion over his identity, the district attorney is satisfied ...