A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have romantic and immigration troubles.

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Larry Beaumont
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Chris Jansen
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Sascha
Lawrence O'Sullivan ...
Detective O'Flynn
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Olga
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Diana Van Bergh
Olive Tell ...
Mrs. Van Bergh
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Mischa
Marvine Maazel ...
Toscha
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A varied group of immigrants head for the USA aboard S.S. Mauronia, including Russians Sascha, Mischa, Toscha, and Olga. Sascha has fallen for Scots lassie Heather; Olga is courted by Chris Jansen, valet of first class passenger Larry Beaumont. Heather catches Larry's eye, to the discomfiture of Larry's other flame Diana. On arrival, Heather has immigration trouble, and a variety of complications ensue... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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27 December 1931 (USA)  »

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Quotes

Sascha: I gave a bride away once.
Chris Jansen: You should have let the husband find out for himself.
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Janet Gaynor (1962) See more »

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Blah, Blah, Blah
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Music by George Gershwin
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by El Brendel and Manya Roberti
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A primitive mix of comedy and romance about immigrants coming to America...
27 June 2012 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Janet Gaynor is a pretty Scottish lass who has trouble maintaining her accent, but rather winsome nevertheless as a stowaway hiding from the authorities. Charles Farrell makes an engaging co-star, so it's no surprise when they find true romance by the final fadeout in which he declares her "delicious." El Brendel has a largely sympathetic role but gets a little too much screen time for my taste and some of his comic moments have a rather flat affect.

The songs are forgettable, particularly a little ditty Janet Gaynor sings without much voice or style. Still, she does a fair job of carrying most of the film with her own brand of charm, but the script is really a lot of hokum.

Contemporary audiences will find it hard to sustain interest in this tale. The TCM print was too dark for comfortable viewing, only accenting the primitive B&W photography and sound system.


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