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Fast Workers (1933)

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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 ... See full summary »




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Complete credited cast:
Bucker Reilly
Muriel Kirkland ...
Vince Barnett ...
Virginia Cherrill ...
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Guy Usher ...
Warner Richmond ...
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Bob Burns ...
Alabam' (as Robert Burns)


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 <>

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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!








Release Date:

10 March 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rivets  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Bucker (Robert Armstrong) and Mary (Mae Clarke) go to the movies, the unidentified film they see is an MGM production of 1931, Laughing Sinners (1931). Joan Crawford and Neil Hamilton are on screen. See more »


Mary: Where've you been?
Millie: Just got in from Egypt.
Bucker Reilly: Yeah, It must be wonderful to travel. I've always wanted to see Sioux City.
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Features Laughing Sinners (1931) See more »

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Fine Performances from Gilbert and Clarke
21 August 2015 | by (California) – See all my reviews

The early 30s fascination with high rise construction gives birth to this film about two riveters and the dame they fall for. In an otherwise forgettable script, John Gilbert and Mae Clarke give fine performances. For Gilbert, this may be his finest sound film performance, and it comes just prior to his death a few years later. For Clarke, this is an excellent opportunity for her to show her sexiness as well as her comedy skills.

Tod Browning as the director shows none of the considerable skills he displayed during his silent years. Nonetheless he keeps the film moving.

Robert Armstrong co-stars as a riveter. Interestingly enough he starred earlier the same year in "King Kong" which prominently featured the Empire State Building that had been completed in 1931.

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