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Charles MacArthur (adapted by)
George Randolph Chester (from "The Wallingford Stories" published in Cosmopolitan Magazine)
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3 October 1931 (USA) See more »
Wallingford is a con-man whose specialty is taking money from suckers. His partners are Schnozzle, a pickpocket and car thief; and Blackie... See more » | Add synopsis »
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William Haines ... Wallingford

Jimmy Durante ... Schnozzle

Ernest Torrence ... Blackie Daw

Leila Hyams ... Dorothy

Guy Kibbee ... McGonigal
Hale Hamilton ... Charles Harper
Robert McWade ... Mr. Tuttle

Clara Blandick ... Mrs. Layton
Walter Walker ... Mr. Layton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alfred Allen ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)

Henry Armetta ... Henry - Barber (uncredited)
Lucy Beaumont ... Mrs. Dalrymple - Cleaning Lady (uncredited)
Robert Bolder ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Sidney Bracey ... Joe the Waiter (uncredited)
Allan Cavan ... Hotel Cashier (uncredited)
Sydney Jarvis ... Chief of Police Morgan (uncredited)

Tom Kennedy ... Truck Driver (uncredited)

Edwin Maxwell ... Adam Carver the Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Charles R. Moore ... Bootblack (uncredited)

William H. O'Brien ... Private Dining Room Waiter (uncredited)

Joe Sawyer ... Willis the Newspaper Reporter (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Barber (uncredited)

Phillips Smalley ... Stockholder (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Wood (uncredited)
Writing credits
Charles MacArthur (adapted by)

George Randolph Chester (from "The Wallingford Stories" published in Cosmopolitan Magazine)

Produced by
Harry Rapf .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Oliver T. Marsh (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Waters .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Crew believed to be complete

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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
William Haines & Jimmy Durante Score Big in Comedy Crime Caper, 27 February 2000
Author: Ron Oliver ( from Forest Ranch, CA

James Rufus Wallingford, master swindler, returns to America - cheating suckers & dodging the law. But then he falls in love with the daughter of an old man he wants to defraud. He needs to watch his step, or there won't be any NEW ADVENTURES OF GET RICH QUICK WALLINGFORD.

William Haines was perfectly cast as a smooth-talking operator in this, his fastest-moving, most densely plotted film. Leila Hyams is cute as his love interest, but she doesn't have a lot to do but look pretty or distressed. Clara Blandwick, as her mother, acts like a tough old customer. Guy Kibbee is fun as the detective waiting for Wallingford to slip-up. As Haines' accomplices in crime, Ernest Torrence and pickpocket Jimmy Durante are especially good. This was Durante's film debut and he soon would be a top Hollywood star.

By the way, for many decades this movie (based on a character already established in short stories in Cosmopolitan Magazine & a couple of silent films) held the distinction as the Hollywood film with the longest title.

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