Disorderly Conduct (film)

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Disorderly Conduct
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Directed by John W. Considine Jr.
Produced by William Fox
Written by William Anthony McGuire
Starring Spencer Tracy
Sally Eilers
Music by George Lipschultz
Cinematography Ray June
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • March 20, 1932 (1932-03-20)
Running time
82 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $300,000[1]
Box office $427,659 (US rentals)[2]

Disorderly Conduct is a 1932 American Pre-Code film, starring Spencer Tracy and Sally Eilers. It was the seventh picture Tracy made under his contract with Fox Film Corporation, and the first to make a profit since his debut Up the River.[3][4]

Mordaunt Hall, in his review for The New York Times, praised the film's "racy dialogue and highly commendable performances", but bemoaned the "strained and implausible" story.[5]


The movie stars Spencer Tracy as a policeman who becomes involved with a young woman (Sally Eilers) after clashing with her politician father (Ralph Morgan).



  1. ^ James Curtis, Spencer Tracy: A Biography. London: Hutchinson, 2011; ISBN 0-09-178524-3. p. 173
  2. ^ Curtis, p. 176
  3. ^ Curtis, James (2011). Spencer Tracy: A Biography. London: Hutchinson. p. 176.
  4. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..Disorderly Conduct
  5. ^ Hall, Mordaunt (April 11, 1932). "Disorderly Conduct (1932) Spencer Tracy, as a Motorcycle Policeman, Is a Victim of Politicians and Bootleggers in Roxy Offering". The New York Times. Retrieved December 18, 2011. 

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