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Elmer, the Great (1933)

TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Romance, Sport  |  29 April 1933 (USA)
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Elmer does not want to leave Gentryville, because Nellie is the one that he loves. Even when Mr. Wade of the Chicago Cubs comes to get him, it is only because Nellie spurns him that he goes... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Patricia Ellis ...
Nellie
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Healy High-Hips
Claire Dodd ...
Evelyn
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Walker (as Preston S. Foster)
Russell Hopton ...
Whitey
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Nick Kane (as Sterling Halloway)
Emma Dunn ...
Mrs. Kane
Charles C. Wilson ...
Mr. Wade (as Charles Wilson)
Charles Delaney ...
Johnny Abbott
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Colonel Moffitt
J. Carrol Naish ...
Jerry (as J. Carroll Naish)
Gene Morgan ...
Noonan
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Elmer does not want to leave Gentryville, because Nellie is the one that he loves. Even when Mr. Wade of the Chicago Cubs comes to get him, it is only because Nellie spurns him that he goes. As always, Elmer is the king of batters and he wins game after game. When Nellie comes to see Elmer in Chicago, she sees him kissing Evelyn and she wants nothing to do with him anymore. So Healy takes him to a gambling club, where Elmer does not know that the chips are money. He finds that he owes the gamblers $5000 and they make him sign a note for it. Sad at losing Nellie, mad at his teammates and in debt to the gamblers, Elmer disappears as the Cubs are in the deciding game for the Series. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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29 April 1933 (USA)  »

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 5, 1936 with Joe E. Brown reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

The onscreen credits read "based on a play by Ring Lardner and George M. Cohan," but the Internet Broadway Database (IBDb) lists Lardner as the writer of the play and Cohan as the producer. They get their credits from the original playbill. See more »

Quotes

Elmer Kane: They can fool some of the people part-time, but the worm will turn.
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Version of The Cowboy Quarterback (1939) See more »

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Elmer is Great!
31 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First of all, I'm a huge Joe E. Brown fan. I have loved him and his movies since I was about 12, and now I'm 17. Anyways, I think this is a fun movie, but of course not as hilarious and fantastic as Alibi Ike. Like the previous user said, those two movies (Alibi Ike and Elmer the Great) are very much similar, but different at the same time. And if you notice, you can see that Joe E. Brown's brother in the movie is Sterling Holloway, who also plays the Stork in some Disney cartoons, Winnie the Pooh, and he is also in "Meet John Doe". Frank McHugh is also a familiar face! He is in another movie with Joe E. Brown called "Son of a Sailor", where Joe plays the character named Handsome and Frank plays his side-kick. To all Joe E. Brown fans or anyone who enjoys that type of fun humor: This is a must see!! Thanks to Turner Classic Movies for showing many, many of his movies on his birthday (July 28).


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