Disorderly Conduct (film)

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]

Disorderly Conduct
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Directed byJohn W. Considine Jr.
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byWilliam Anthony McGuire
StarringSpencer Tracy
Sally Eilers
Music byGeorge Lipschultz
CinematographyRay June
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • March 20, 1932 (1932-03-20)
Running time
82 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$427,659 (US rentals)[2]

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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