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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

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Comedy

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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

Ruth Etting was originally proposed to sing in this film. Her spot was taken by "Baby" Rose Marie. See more »

Goofs

The hole in the roof of Prof. Quail's car disappears and reappears during the chase. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Nash: Are you going to marry a millionaire ?
Peggy: I never marry anything else.
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Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

She Was a China Tea-cup and He Was Just a Mug
(1933) (uncredited)
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
Sung offscreen by an unidentified man and danced by Sterling Holloway, Lona Andre,
Mary Jane Sloan, Gwen Zetter and Chorus
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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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