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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)
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Harry Daniels
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Dr. Vorse
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Cora Norton
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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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1.37 : 1
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Joe Holt: Sam, how the - what the - - you're wonderful! Oh boy, if you could cook, I'd marry you.
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On the Road to Mandalay
(1907) (uncredited)
Music by Oley Speaks and others
Words by Rudyard Kipling from "Mandalay" (1892)
Briefly sung a cappella by Joe E. Brown
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A Joe E. Comedy Seasoned With Ginger
16 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Abandon all connections with reality ye who watch this movie. This is a silly comedy. Joe E. Brown stars as Joe Holt, a dreamer who works in the shipping room of a swimwear company. He is also the target of his bullying coworkers, so when he finds he has inherited a million dollars, he packs and moves to California. The fortune turns out to be much less than imagined. Plus his aunt's will asks that he take charge of the son of the aunt's homemaker. Sam is a young black boy who quickly latches onto Joe as a father figure.

Low on funds, Joe decides to take a job in a hotel on Catalina. Joe is mistaken for a champion long distance open water swimmer and is entered in a race from Catalina to the mainland, though he can't swim.

Ginger Rogers plays Alice Brandon, the young woman who somehow becomes his sweetheart, but promises to stick with him only if he wins the race. At this point in her career, Ginger has become a screen presence, showing much more ease and talent than just a couple of years before.

Joe E. plays his character with his usual physicality, wackiness and indomitable self-confidence. But his trademark big-mouth yell is overused here and becomes tiresome. Also overdone is a long bit where he "waterskis" behind a motorboat. Note that he wears his glasses even when swimming.


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