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The Tenderfoot (1932)

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.

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Calvin Jones
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Ruth Weston
Lew Cody ...
Joe Lehman
Vivien Oakland ...
Miss Martin
Robert Greig ...
Mack
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Dolan
Marion Byron ...
Kitty (as Marion Bryon)
Spencer Charters ...
Oscar
Douglas Gerrard ...
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Storyline

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.

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Até Debaixo d'Água  »

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Trivia

The play,"The Butter and Egg Man" by George S. Kaufman, opened at the Longacre Theatre in New York on 23 September 1925 and closed in April 1926 after 243 performances. Gregory Kelly played Jones and the opening night cast also included Tom Fadden, Robert Middlemass and Harry Stubbs. See more »

Quotes

Calvin Jones: [looking at menu from Ruby's Kosher restaurant] Pardon me, I guess I ain't used to these kinda chuck-houses they have around these parts.
Joe Lehman: Well, can I help you?
Calvin Jones: Yes; what is this 'matzoh balls'? Sounds like Navaho food to me!
Joe Lehman: Yes, that's Indian, all right. Food from a lost tribe.
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Version of Dance Charlie Dance (1937) See more »

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Music by Bernhard Kaun
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Nothing Special
14 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Joe E. Brown stars as a cowboy duped into financing a Broadway show. Ginger Rogers is the city girl who tries to help him. How much you'll like this depends on how you feel about Joe E. Brown. His comedy is basically all rubberfacing and a silly voice. I'm not big on Brown and this did little to change my opinion of him. However, it's one of his less obnoxious movies. When he's playing straight instead of doing shtick, he's affable and pleasant to watch. I am a fan of Ginger Rogers and it's always good to see a movie of hers I haven't seen before. This is early Ginger but she's still the best part of the movie. It's a pretty forgettable film but if you're a fan of Brown's you will probably enjoy it a little more.


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