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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 ...
Wilbur Boswell
Robert Woolsey ...
Addington Ganzy
Dorothy Lee ...
Mary Marsh
Ralf Harolde ...
John Blackwell
Jobyna Howland ...
Mrs. Rebecca Marsh
Natalie Moorhead ...
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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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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Wheeler and Woolsey in the hotel business.
8 March 2004 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Wilbur Boswell and Addington Ganzy abandon their insurance business (read scam) and enter the hotel business with Mary Marsh, who has runaway from home to escape her mother and the family's lawyer Blackwell, whom Mary is being forced to marry by her mother. Unknown to Mary, her mother, and Boswell & Ganzy, is that Blackwell is running a criminal organization and its main hideout is the basement of the hotel. Also coming to the hotel are every sort of criminal set out to crack the hotel safe, so its up to our two heroes, along with a bizarre house detective and the always sleeping bellboy to save the day. A very enjoyable and funny film from Wheeler and Woolsey with Dorothy Lee around again as Mary. As with the majority of the W&W films there are a bizarre bunch of characters and plenty of zaniness to please the audience. Great ending with the shootout. Rating, 8.


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