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You Said a Mouthful (1932)

Shipping clerk Joe Holt is mistaken for a swimming champion and expected to compete in a long-distance swim race off Catalina Island.

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Joe Holt
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Alice Brandon
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Ed Dover (as Preston S. Foster)
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Sam Wellington (as Farina)
Harry Gribbon ...
Harry Daniels
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Dr. Vorse
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Cora Norton
Walter Walker ...
Tom Brandon
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Both Joe E. Brown and Guinn Williams are named Joe Holt; Brown is a shipping clerk and Williams is a champion Canadian swimmer. Socialite Ginger Rogers gets them confused and thinks that Brown is the inventor of an unsinkable swim suit and enters him in a 20 mile (32 km) swim race. Written by Jack McKillop <jem3@donuts0.bellcore.com>

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8 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Até Debaixo d'Água  »

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$223,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Jones - Attorney: Here we have 5,000 shares of Amalgamated Biscuit stock.
Joe Holt: How much is that worth?
Jones - Attorney: In 1929, at the market peak, it was selling for $500 a share.
Joe Holt: 5,000 shares at $500! Gee, that's marvelous.
Jones - Attorney: But, of course, it's decreased rapidly in the past three years. Last month the company failed. The stock isn't worth a nickel today.
Joe Holt: You mean I couldn't get a nickel for it?
Jones - Attorney: You couldn't even sell it for wallpaper.
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California, Here I Come
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Played when the train to California is shown
Also played at the end of the race
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"I've certainly got more intelligence than a baby duck."
17 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Joe E. Brown comedy about an inventor of an "unsinkable bathing suit" who is mistaken for a champion swimmer. Ginger Rogers plays the girl who falls for him but doesn't know the truth. Black child actor Allen 'Farina' Hoskins is great as Brown's ward he inherited from his aunt. I'm not the biggest fan of Joe E. Brown. I often find him to be a very limited comedian, relying solely upon rubberfacing and exaggerated voices -- the kind of stuff that toddlers laugh at. But every once in awhile I come across one of his movies that impresses me. This is one of those movies. Brown actually plays a character here instead of himself, which means he actually acts. My favorite parts were the little bits of business where we'd get to hear Brown's thoughts, which sound like lines from a bad novel. Fans of Brown will undoubtedly like this one but it's also one of his few movies I've seen that I would recommend to non-fans.


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