You Said a Mouthful (1932) - Plot Summary Poster

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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>
  • Joe Holt works as a shipping clerk for a rubber company. On the side, he's invented an unsinkable bathing suit, but he is bullied and ridiculed by his co-workers. When he inherits his late aunt's fortune he quits his job and moves to California. There he learns that his inheritance amounts to some worthless bonds and five dollars and change, as well as the charge of a young African American boy named Sam. Looking for work on Catalina Island, Holt is mistaken by Alice Brandon for another Joe Holt, a celebrated long-distance swimmer. Holt, who is afraid of water, is expected to compete in a twenty-mile marathon swim against the likes of Ed Dover, his competition for Alice's affections.

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

    - Written by Jimmy L.


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