Blue collar steelworker Richard Brunton (McCrea) saves two of his fellow workers after an accident at a factory. In gratitude, his boss, millionaire Arthur Parker invites Richard for dinner... See full summary »
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Multi-millionaire Ezra Ounce wants to start a campaign against 'filthy' forms of entertainment, like Broadway-Shows. He comes to his relatives families and makes them members of his ... See full summary »
Star-packed promotional short subject intended to raise funds for the National Variety Artists tuberculosis sanatorium, produced in association with a cigarette company! Plot involves the ... See full summary »
Calvin Jones is a cowboy who wants to invest in a Broadway play. Ruth Weston, a secretary, learns that her boss, Joe Lehman, is attempting to swindle Jones and pulls a successful coup d'etat producing a play that she stars in.
New York girl has a dull boyfriend and seems destined for a dull marriage when she meets a rich playboy who has money to burn and places to go. She gets involved with the playboy and never ... See full summary »
A foreword warns against the peril of yellow journalism, and the story illustrates it by following events in the upstate New York town of Cornwall after prominant financier George Ferguson ... See full summary »
Winnie Lightner is Brown's co-star in this seldom seen film from Warner Brothers. Looks like she only did thirteen films after her time in Broadway shows. She would be censored for the lyrics of her songs, even though the Hays code didn't really kick in until about 1934, 1935, when she was already retiring. Here she really steals the show, and sings a couple numbers. This one is in need of a restoration; the sound and picture quality are pretty bad for the first half hour, and again later in spots. Jojo (Brown) and Winnie (Lightner) run a spa, and Jojo wants to get married, but Winnie isn't ready yet. We see her at the beginning, then Jojo does a few vaudeville bits, alone and with other minor players at the health spa. Also a three way wrestling match. Jojo decides to train "Tom" (Paul Gregory) as a wrestler. Paul Gregory died at age 38 in NYC, but I haven't been able to find out the cause of death. Anyone know? During a wrestling demonstration, we suddenly jump into an out-of-focus display of a sultan and dancer scene, which doesn't make any sense. Also watch for "Snitz Edwards"... who was really born Edward Neumann. so how did he end up with the name Snitz?? Directed by Lloyd Bacon. Based on a story by Rex Taylor, who had started writing during the silents. It's pretty good. Exactly what you'd expect from a Joe Brown film.
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