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Fast Workers (1933)

Passed | | Drama | 10 March 1933 (USA)
Gunner and Bucker are pals who work as riveters. Whenever Bucker gets the urge to marry, which is often, Gunner will hit on his girl to see if she is true or not. So far, Gunner has not ... See full summary »

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(play) (as John W. McDermott), (continuity) | 2 more credits »
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Bucker Reilly
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Mary
Muriel Kirkland ...
Millie
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Spike
Virginia Cherrill ...
Virginia
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Nurse
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Pinky Magoo
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Scudder
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Feets Wilson
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Alabam' (as Robert Burns)
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Gunner and Bucker are pals who work as riveters. Whenever Bucker gets the urge to marry, which is often, Gunner will hit on his girl to see if she is true or not. So far, Gunner has not failed. But one night, while Gunner is in jail, Bucker meets Mary, a tough dame with a line. He falls for her, and she falls for his dough. But Mary is already a gal pal of Gunner, and no two know about the third one. The trouble starts when the triangle is revealed too late. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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They were not the marrying kind, so they agreed that neither one could wed until his pal had tried to win his girl away! The funniest love-test ever made, with thrills and laughs galore when they both fall for the same girl!

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10 March 1933 (USA)  »

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Rivets  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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John McDermott's play, "Rivets", was never produced. See more »

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Alabam': And she had the prettiest high C's that ever come in the choir. We was up in the choir loft, one night, practicing our duet. And just as we reached the top note, we leaned against the hand rail and it busted and she crashed to the floor.
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Very Touching
4 April 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

In some ways, this is like "La Chienne." The characters are simple, Everyman-types. The characters are basically a guy, a girl, the guy's buddy. The plot seems inevitable.

Tod Browning directed "Freaks" at just about the same time. How different from that this is! And Robert Armongstrong, very appealing as a kind of goofy loser here, played Carl Denham in "King Kong" the same year! Mae Clark, though she plays a tough, hard woman, is appealing. She is costumed interestingly against type. She doesn't look like a siren or a bad girl. She always wears a hat and an innocent looking suit. Though she is not kind of Armstrong, I don't think we're meant to dislike her.

The star is John Gilbert. He was such a good actor, too. He looks dissipated and considerably older than he was. But he is fully up to the admittedly somewhat rather minor demands of the role. What a shame that his career ended so badly and so soon after this came out!


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