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Side Show (1931)

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The delightful Winnie Lightner stars in this comedy-drama as Pat, a traveling carnival troupe member who does everything from high diving to hula dancing, with time left over to romance ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Winnie Lightner ...
Pat
Charles Butterworth ...
Sidney
Evalyn Knapp ...
Irene
Donald Cook ...
Joe Palmer
Guy Kibbee ...
Colonel Gowdy
Matthew Betz ...
Tom Whalen (as Mathew Betz)
Fred Kelsey ...
Sheriff Hornsby
Tom Ricketts ...
Tom Allison
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The delightful Winnie Lightner stars in this comedy-drama as Pat, a traveling carnival troupe member who does everything from high diving to hula dancing, with time left over to romance meek and mild Sidney (Charles Butterworth) and try to save her younger sister, Irene (Evelyn Knapp), from a lecherous carny barker. The slapstick big-top finale is a highlight.

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Luis Alberni was in studio records/casting call lists and reviews for the role of "The Great Santini," but that role was played by Vince Barnett. One may wonder what other changes were made, since Tom Ricketts is credited onscreen, but is seen for 1 or 2 seconds sitting next to the sheriff during Pat's flaming high dive. On the other side of the sheriff sits Otto Hoffman. Neither Ricketts nor Hoffman have any lines in the Turner library print, which ran 64 minutes. See more »

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When You Wore a Tulip and I Wore a Big Red Rose
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Jack Mahoney
Sung by a chorus offscreen, before the birthday party
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16 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is not a distinguished or interesting movie, but Charles Butterworth is always worth seeing. He seems to be doing some deadpan vaudeville routine all the time, and I guess you would either think it's funny or you don't, and I do. Plus, the hat gags, especially the one with an elephant and his keeper, are good.


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