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Hook Line and Sinker (1930)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  26 December 1930 (USA)
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Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ...
Robert Woolsey ...
Addington Ganzy
Dorothy Lee ...
Mary Marsh
Ralf Harolde ...
John Blackwell
Jobyna Howland ...
Mrs. Rebecca Marsh
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Duchess Bessie Von Essie
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Hotel House Detective
George F. Marion ...
Ritz de la Rivera Bellboy
Stanley Fields ...
McKay - Blackwell Henchman
William B. Davidson ...
Frank Dukette (as William Davidson)
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Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run down and nearly abandoned, they launch a phony PR campaign that presents the hotel as a resort favored by the rich. Their advertising succeeds too well, and many complications soon arise. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Romance

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26 December 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hook, Line and Sinker  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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This film, along with Amos 'n' Andy's Check and Double Check (1930), were the most successful of RKO's 1930 productions. See more »

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Funny Stuff!!
6 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

While this comedy falls off a little towards the end, it's still a great repository for the Funny Stuff that W and W did best. You might call Bert and Bob "Dumb and Smarter", with Wheeler's sweet-natured shlub a perfect match for Woolsey's sly, Groucho-esque wisecracker. The story shell is pure silliness, and the double-entendres come fast and furious. This certainly isn't their best vehicle, but anytime you see these guys in the cable schedule(which, alas, is not often), WATCH 'EM!!


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