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You Said a Mouthful (1932)

 |  Comedy  |  8 December 1932 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
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Joe Holt
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Alice Brandon
Preston Foster ...
Ed Dover (as Preston S. Foster)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ...
Sam Wellington (as Farina)
Harry Gribbon ...
Harry Daniels
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Dr. Vorse
Sheila Terry ...
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)  »

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Até Debaixo d'Água  »

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$223,000 (estimated)
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Avalon
(1920) (uncredited)
Music by Vincent Rose (based on "E lucevan le stelle" from the opera "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini)
Played during the opening photo credits and often in the score
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Brown's Comedy Stays Afloat
15 October 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A penniless inventor is mistaken for a Canadian swimming champ and swept into competing in a swimming race from Santa Catalina Island to the California mainland.

YOU SAID A MOUTHFUL gave rubber-faced comic Joe E. Brown a fine vehicle to show off his talents. Whether he's attempting to demonstrate his unsinkable bathing suit, trying to learn to swim in an ornate bathtub or encountering numerous difficulties on the 22-mile aquatic contest, Brown is never less than hilarious. Here, he is given fine support by perky, pretty Ginger Rogers, who lends her special magic to light up the screen.

OUR GANG's Allen ‘Farina' Hoskins proves a good sidekick for Brown; this would be one of his last significant film roles. Preston Foster plays Brown's romantic rival; movie mavens will recognize an uncredited Guinn ‘Big Boy' Williams as the hapless real swim champ.

Actual location filming at Avalon on beautiful Catalina Island greatly adds to the ambiance of the picture.


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