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Aggie Appleby Maker of Men (1933)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  3 November 1933 (USA)
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Adoniram 'Schlumpy' Schlump / Red Branahan
Wynne Gibson ...
Agnes 'Aggie' Appleby
William Gargan ...
Red Branahan
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Sybby 'Sib'
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Blanche Friderici ...
Aunt Katherine
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Cupid in the Rough  »

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The play was copyrighted on 3 December 1932, but had no Broadway performances. See more »

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The Bowery
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Music by Percy Gaunt
Lyrics by Charles Hale Hoyt
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Delightful intelligent romantic comedy. Wynne Gibson stars as the title character Aggie Appleby. Aggie marries a roughneck named Red Branahan (William Gargan). After Red is sent to prison, Aggie is left homeless and, through a comical turn of events, winds up sharing the apartment of meek wimp Adoniram Schlump (Charles Farrell). She begins to help Schlump turn his personality around, gain some confidence, and even find a job using her husband's name and reputation. But this is just the start of the story as the two fall in love right as her husband gets out of prison.

This is an undiscovered gem. A Depression-era comedy that's smart and fun, with snappy dialogue and endearing performances by all. Wynne Gibson is exceptional and I'm surprised she didn't go on to better things. My only complaint is I was hoping for a different ending but got something predictable. This time the production code can't be blamed either. Still, it's not enough to detract from an excellent film.


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