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Writers:
John Lee Mahin (adapted by)
Upton Sinclair (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
26 March 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The evils of alcohol before and during prohibition become evident as we see its effects on the rich Chilcote family. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
New on Warner Archive Instant: August 2014
 (From Cinelinx. 8 August 2014, 1:44 PM, PDT)

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I'm Too Drunk to Taste This Chicken See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dorothy Jordan ... Maggie May

Lewis Stone ... Roger Chilcote

Neil Hamilton ... Roger Chilcote, Jr.
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Chilcote
Frederick Burton ... Major Randolph
Reginald Barlow ... Judge Brandon
John Larkin ... Moses
Gertrude Howard ... Angelina

Robert Young ... Kip Tarleton

Walter Huston ... Pow Tarleton

Jimmy Durante ... Abe Shilling
Wallace Ford ... Jerry Tyler

Myrna Loy ... Eileen Pinchon

Joan Marsh ... Evelyn Fessenden
John Miljan ... Major Doleshal

Clarence Muse ... Taylor Tibbs
Clara Blandick ... Mrs. Tarleton
Forrester Harvey ... Mr. Fortesque
John Beck ... Mr. Garrison
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ben Alexander ... Evelyn's Friend (uncredited)
Frank Atkinson ... Barman At New Year Party (uncredited)
Jack Baxley ... Wilson Supporter (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Would-Be Bootlegger (uncredited)
Ann Brody ... Mrs. Schwartz (uncredited)
Berton Churchill ... Roger's Uncle Dick (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Drunk (uncredited)
Cecil Cunningham ... Mrs. Twombey - Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Max Davidson ... Mr. Schwartz (uncredited)
Gordon De Main ... Eye Specialist (uncredited)
Louise Emmons ... Cackling Hag in Southern Bar (uncredited)
Jim Farley ... Bar Proprietor (uncredited)
Bud Geary ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)
Julia Griffith ... Club Eileen Customer (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Would-Be Bootlegger (uncredited)
Harry Holman ... Wilson Supporter (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Nightclubber Asking the Time (uncredited)

George Irving ... Judge (uncredited)
Jack Jordan ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Southerner (uncredited)
Tom Mahoney ... Pete - Policeman (uncredited)
Eily Malyon ... Irish Drunk's Wife (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Bar Customer (uncredited)
Frank McGlynn Jr. ... Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Food Control Speaker (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ... Shorty the Bellboy (uncredited)

Carlyle Moore Jr. ... Evelyn's Friend (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
Broderick O'Farrell ... Bootleg Financial Backer (uncredited)
Bradley Page ... Frankie - Bootlegger (uncredited)
Frank Rice ... Expectant Father / Bootleg Thug (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Speakeasy Bartender (uncredited)
Hector Sarno ... Would-Be Bootlegger (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Speakeasy Patron (uncredited)
Harry Tenbrook ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Theodore von Eltz ... Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Morgan Wallace ... Bootlegger Leader (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ... Charles Evan Hughes Campaigner (uncredited)
Woodrow Wilson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Victor Fleming (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
John Lee Mahin (adapted by) (as John L. Mahin)

Upton Sinclair (from the novel by)

Produced by
Hunt Stromberg .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
William Axt (musical score by) (as Dr. William Axt)
 
Cinematography by
George Barnes (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Anne Bauchens (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tom Dowling .... assistant camera (uncredited)
James Manatt .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Oscar Radin .... orchestra under the direction of
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
118 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Goofs:
Anachronisms: The story begins in 1916, then moves to 1919, and the early 1920's, but Dorothy Jordan and Myrna Loy wear up to the minute 1932 fashions throughout.See more »
Quotes:
Eileen Pinchon:So you are going to fix everything up by getting good and tight!See more »
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Soundtrack:
For He's a Jolly Good FellowSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
I'm Too Drunk to Taste This Chicken, 2 November 2013
Author: utgard14 from USA

If I had one piece of advice for people wanting to try out films of the 1930s, it would be to check out any movie with Walter Huston in it. From Gabriel Over the White House to Kongo to The Beast of the City and more, the man was in some of the weirdest and most interesting films of the period. Here we have a film about the dangers of alcohol, made a year before prohibition ended. The film seems to be both anti-alcohol and anti-prohibition, which makes for some fascinating think-work about what the movie is really trying to advocate.

The film starts with Lewis Stone's Colonel Sanders-looking Southern patriarch, whose daughter (Dorothy Jordan) is trying to get him to quit drinking. After a short while we move North to a fresh-faced Robert Young and his lush of a father Walter Huston. The two stories eventually intersect as Young falls in love with the daughter. Prohibition passes which leads to a tragedy for Young, who decides to become a treasury agent and is partnered with Jimmy Durante (!). From here the movie hits a bit of a lull as we get a fairly typical T-man story until the final minutes, which are exciting.

The film offers some great moments such as the haunting image of Lewis Stone's final fate or the powerful scene where Walter Huston's wife confronts him about his bootleg liquor. The cast is excellent. The performances are melodramatic but in the best way. In addition to the stars already mentioned, we also have Neil Hamilton, Myrna Loy, and Wallace Ford. Not a bad lineup.

As an entertainment piece, I think it's solid. But it has added value as a historical curio, allowing modern audiences to get perspective on the thoughts and feelings at the time regarding an important period in our history.

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