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Hook Line and Sinker (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 26 December 1930 (USA)
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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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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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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Mrs. Rebecca Marsh: Mr. Pansy?
Addington Ganzy: "Ga-," "Ga-."
Mrs. Rebecca Marsh: Mr. Gaga?
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Hotel Hideout
23 June 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Hook Line And Sinker has Wheeler&Woolsey meeting Dorothy Lee on a road way while they successfully talk a cop out of a speeding ticket and sell insurance to him. She's running away from her mother's arranged marriage to the family attorney Ralf Harolde. Lee talks the boys into helping her run a fleabag hotel which is in her name.

There's a good reason why Harolde wants to marry her. In reality he's a gangster and he's used the place as a crook's hideout for years. But when Bert and Bob take it over they start a publicity campaign which works all too well saying the place has become THE in vacation resort for society folks. They come bringing all their money and jewels. Society bigwigs and gangsters, what a spot for a caper.

As for the romance Lee of course falls for Bert and her mother the amazonian Jobyna Howland just loves the moves that Woolsey is putting on her. Harolde's being foiled at every turn. It all leads up to a gangster invasion and a hilarious shootout at the climax.

This is a good introduction to Wheeler&Woolsey who are too sadly neglected today.


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