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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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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)  »

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Hook, Line and Sinker  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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When there were comedy duos!
13 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wheeler and Woolsey were an American comedy duo team like Abbot & Costello or Laurel & Hardy during the 1930s. This film is slapstick comedy about these con-men who travel with a girl who has inherited a hotel. Unfortunately for her, the hotel is a dump. But luckily, Wheeler and Woolsey are there for support. They turn the hotel into a social hot spot. There is just a few problems. The girl is in love with sweet guy but her mother wants her to marry for money to a sour guy. The dumpy hotel is a place for the shady characters. Anyway, there is a lot of slapstick humor, silly romances, and comedy to allow this film to grow on you after awhile. I never heard of Wheeler and Woolsey and it's too bad. Maybe they air these old black and white films to late at night for me. Anyway, it's probably when the talkies became huge.


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