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8 July 1932 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jack Oakie ... Migg Tweeny

W.C. Fields ... The President

Andy Clyde ... The Major-Domo
Lyda Roberti ... Mata Machree
Susan Fleming ... Angela

Ben Turpin ... Mysterious Man

Hugh Herbert ... Secretary of the Treasury
George Barbier ... Mr. Baldwin

Dickie Moore ... Willie - Angela's Brother
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Adams ... Contestant (uncredited)
Samuel Adams ... Secretary of State (uncredited)
Irving Bacon ... Secretary of War (uncredited)
Eddie Baker ... Train Official (uncredited)

Bruce Bennett ... Klopstokian Athlete (uncredited)
Hobart Bosworth ... Olympics Starter (uncredited)
Al Bridge ... Secret Emissary #3 (uncredited)
Tyler Brooke ... Olympics Announcer (uncredited)
Chick Collins ... The Jumper (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Secret Emissary #2 (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Train Official (uncredited)
Vernon Dent ... Secretary of Agriculture (uncredited)
Bobby Dunn ... Klopstokian Athlete (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Coachman / Guard (uncredited)

Billy Engle ... Klopstokian Athlete (uncredited)
Herbert Evans ... Mata's Butler (uncredited)

Billy Gilbert ... Secretary of the Interior (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Klopstokian Athlete (uncredited)
Teddy Hart ... Secretary of the Navy (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Charles R. Moore ... Porter (uncredited)
Syd Saylor ... Olympics Weight Lifting Offical (uncredited)
John Sinclair ... Secretary of Labor (uncredited)
Ted Stanhope ... Secret Emissary #1 (uncredited)
Ben Taggart ... Ship's Captain (uncredited)
Don Wilson ... Stationmaster (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward F. Cline  (as Edward Cline)
Writing credits
Joseph L. Mankiewicz (by) and
Henry Myers (by)

Nicholas T. Barrows  uncredited
Ben Hecht  uncredited

Produced by
Herman J. Mankiewicz .... producer (uncredited)
B.P. Schulberg .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Rudolph G. Kopp (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Arthur L. Todd (photographed by) (as Arthur Todd)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Montagne .... assistant director (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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64 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #1605-R: 30 September 1935 for re-release) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Although the film was written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Henry Myers, it is often mistakenly attributed to Mankiewicz' older brother, Herman J. Mankiewicz, later the co-author of Citizen Kane (1941); Herman, then an executive at Paramount Studios, had hired Joseph as a writer there, and had contributed to the writing of the movie's opening title card.See more »
Factual errors: The film depicts a mile-long race at the 1932 Olympics. In 1932, as today, all Olympic track events were run over metric distances, including the so-called "metric mile" of 1,500 meters.See more »
The President:Hello sweetheart.
Migg Tweeny:Listen, my name's Tweeny.
The President:You'll always be sweetheart to me.
Migg Tweeny:I know, I know, but there's talk already.
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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The return of a comedy gem., 13 October 1998
Author: WCFIELDS from Baltimore, Md

On this date Oct 13, Universal released this film on video. Besides WC Fields there are a host of well-known comedians who contribute to the merriment found in this film. Susan Fleming (the future Mrs Harpo Marx) plays WC Fields' daughter. Also there is Lyda Roberti A very sexy Femme Fatale. This film has many laughs packed into its short 62 minute length. Guaranteed well over a laugh a minute. this film is not to be missed by anyone who is a fan of The Great Man.

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