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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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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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Sidewalks of New York
(1894)
Music by Charles Lawlor
Lyrics by James W. Blake
Part of a medley in the score during the opening credits
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Winning Depression Era Romantic Comedy
24 June 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Depression era comes alive in this film about a waitress (Wynne Gibson) who falls in love with a street-fighting hoodlum, Red Branagan (William Gargan). When Branagan goes to prison for beating up some cops, Aggie is left broke and on her own, eventually meeting Adoniram Schlump (Charles Farrell), a rich sissy from Upstate trying to make it in the big city. Under Aggie's tutelage, Schlump takes on Branagan's identity and his combativeness. Then the real Branagan gets out of prison....

Gibson and Gargan are particularly good as a couple of tough New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet, and Farrell (reminiscent here of Harold Lloyd, whom he slightly resembled) comes alive as a neurotic rich boy who finds success as a brawler. The film's use of slang is especially entertaining -- dated, but colorful. (Aggie tells Schlump: "Stop talking like a lollipop. Use some words with hair on them.")

Can't help wondering whether the film's clever title would have been possible a year or two later, with the coming of the Production Code.


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