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Aggie Appleby Maker of Men (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 3 November 1933 (USA)
When Aggie's boyfriend Red is sent to jail, she meets a mild-mannered man and decides to turn him into a real man.

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Adoniram 'Schlumpy' Schlump / Red Branahan
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Agnes 'Aggie' Appleby
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Red Branahan
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Sybby 'Sib'
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Blanche Friderici ...
Aunt Katherine
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When Aggie's boyfriend Red is sent to jail, she meets a mild-mannered man and decides to turn him into a real man.

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Comedy | Romance

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Aggie Appleby, creadora de hombres  »

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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
(1892)
Music by Percy Gaunt
Lyrics by Charles Hale Hoyt
Part of a medley in the score during the opening credits
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Forgotten Pre-Code Gem
28 May 2004 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A brawling roughneck and a timid wimp are both whipped into shape by AGGIE APPLEBY MAKER OF MEN.

This refreshingly forthright & honest look at a Depression-era New York City female and her two problem men is a delight from start to finish. Elements both comic and tender are blended together into a very satisfying package which, whatever the situation, rings true every time. Wynne Gibson gives a remarkably unaffected performance--bold, brassy, bossy, but also unfailingly decent & loving. She doesn't waste time with either regrets or excuses, but gets on with her tough life, helping others whenever she can.

Charles Farrell, a major box office star in the early 1930's, is excellent as the diffident young fellow who changes his entire persona, thanks to Miss Gibson's efforts. Farrell lets us see how vulnerable his character still is, even after assuming his new attitude. The short scene in which he is attacked by a bully is actually painful to watch. William Gargan epitomizes the kind of loudmouthed bruiser who's actually a softy when it comes to his girl.

Wispy & almost ethereal, the enormously talented ZaSu Pitts plays the cleaning lady friend of Miss Gibson. Future consumer advocate Betty Furness portrays Farrell's surprisingly liberated hometown girlfriend, while Blanche Frederici appears as his rather frightful aunt.

Movie mavens will recognize an unbilled Jane Darwell as Miss Gibson's practical landlady.


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