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International House (1933)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  27 May 1933 (USA)
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Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention...television.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peggy Hopkins Joyce ...
Peggy Hopkins Joyce
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Professor Quail
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Himself
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Tommy Nash
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Sari Maritza ...
Carol Fortescue
F. Chase Taylor ...
Colonel Stoopnagle (as Colonel Stoopnagle)
Budd Hulick ...
Budd (as Budd)
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Himself
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General Petronovich
Marie Osborne ...
Herself (as Baby Marie)
Franklin Pangborn ...
Hotel Manager
Edmund Breese ...
Doctor Wong
Lumsden Hare ...
Sir Mortimer Fortescue
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Storyline

Professor Wong has invented a television machine and invites everyone to see it at China's International House Hotel. Every time Tommy Nash attempts to wed his fiancée Carol Fortescue he comes down with an illness, and when he breaks out in a rash the hotel is quarantined. Into this hotel flies Professor Quail in his auto-gyro. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Grand Hotel of comedy

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Release Date:

27 May 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casa Internacional  »

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(copyright length)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed February-April 1933. Bela Lugosi made this feature after "Night of Terror," and before "The Devil's in Love." See more »

Goofs

During the scene where Prof. Henry R. Quail is by his auto gyro talking to Doctor Wong and Peggy Hopkins Joyce, you can see the shadow of the boom mic moving above their heads. The boom mic then hits something, presumably the auto gyro, making a noise which makes Prof. Henry R. Quail and Peggy Joyce look up. See more »

Quotes

Peggy: I'm sitting on something!
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Featured in W.C. Fields: Straight Up (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

My Bluebird's Singing the Blues
(1933) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
Copyright 1933 by Famous Music Corporation
Sung by Rose Marie with a dual piano accompaniment and played in the background
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A "must see" film!
23 June 1999 | by (S. Bound Brook, NJ) – See all my reviews

This film has something for everyone: George Burns & Gracie Allen in top form, a bumbling Stu Erwin, a harrased hotel manager (Franklin Pangborn), and a new invention: Television!

Even WC Fields (whom I've never much cared for) is excellent in this film! It also contains Bela Lugosi in a rare, comedic role!

It also contains musical production numbers by Rudy Valle, Sterling Holloway (his parts were edited in after the film was made), and try to get the complete version of this film, so you can see Cab Calloway's classic rendition of "Reefer Man"!

There is something for everyone in this highly entertaining film! (Trivia: There is a film clip that shows an earthquake occuring on the set of this film, taken during a scene with WC Fields; this has recently been exposed as a hoax).


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