Remote Control (1930)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  15 November 1930 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
William J. Brennan
Sam Ferguson
Marion Ferguson
John Miljan ...
Doctor Kruger
Polly Moran ...
J.C. Nugent ...
Edward J. Nugent ...
Radio Engineer (as Edward Nugent)
Wilbur Mack ...
Chief of Police
James Donlan ...
Edward Brophy ...
Warner Richmond ...
Max (as Warner P. Richmond)
Russell Hopton ...


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15 November 1930 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Remote Control (1929). Drama. Directed and co-written by Clyde North. Co-written by Albert C. Fuller and Jack T. Nelson. 48th Street Theatre: 10 Sep 1929- Nov 1929 (79 performances). Cast: Dave Abrams, Patricia Barclay, Louise Barrett, Frank Beaston, Audrey Berry, Hobart Cavanaugh, Polly Clarke, Alice Davenport, Consuelo Flowerton, William Foran, William Honohan, Raleigh Kennedy, Donald Kirke, George Leach, Mimi Lehman, Lawrence Leslie, George Lessey (as "W.L. Oakwood"), Michael Markham, James V. Nolan, Claire Nolte, Al Ochs (as "Professor Murrey"), Arthur Pierson, Edward Van Sloan (as "Doctor A.P. Workman"), Harold Woolf. Produced by A.L. Jones and Morris Green. Note: Produced as a William Haines vehicle by MGM as Remote Control (1930) (released 15 Nov 1930). The characters' names were altered completely for the film and re-written as a comedy. See more »


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A William Haines Comedy Crime Caper Film
10 February 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A fast-talking radio announcer discovers that a fake on-air clairvoyant is using code to communicate with his criminal gang by REMOTE CONTROL.

It was 1930. Talking pictures were here to stay and William Haines was the first box office champion of the new era, albeit briefly. He starred in three films for MGM that year. This is one of them.

Haines is his typical boyish, bouncy self - silly, but always watchable. Mary Doran is his romantic interest, while singer Charles King is her brother, the station owner. John Miljan is suavely evil as the phony psychic and the ubiquitous Polly Moran scores as a beauty expert. Unbilled appearances by Benny Rubin (hilarious as "Dangerous Dan the Jew") and champion stutterer Roscoe Ates give Haines the rare opportunity to act as straight man to someone else's jokes for a few moments.

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