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Writers:
Francis Martin (screen play) and
Walter DeLeon (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
27 May 1933 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Grand Hotel of comedy
Plot:
Assorted wacky characters converge on a Chinese hotel to bid on a new invention...television. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Peggy Hopkins Joyce ... Peggy Hopkins Joyce

W.C. Fields ... Professor Quail

Rudy Vallee ... Rudy Vallee

Stuart Erwin ... Tommy Nash

George Burns ... Doctor Burns

Gracie Allen ... Nurse Allen
Sari Maritza ... Carol Fortescue
F. Chase Taylor ... Colonel Stoopnagle (as Colonel Stoopnagle)
Budd Hulick ... Budd (as Budd)

Cab Calloway ... Cab Calloway

Bela Lugosi ... General Petronovich

Rose Marie ... Rose Marie (as Baby Rose Marie)

Franklin Pangborn ... Hotel Manager
Edmund Breese ... Doctor Wong
Lumsden Hare ... Sir Mortimer Fortescue

Sterling Holloway ... Sailor
Lona Andre ... Chorus Queen
Harrison Greene ... Herr Von Baden
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Ainsley ... Ticket Clerk (uncredited)
Clem Beauchamp ... Newsreel Cameraman (uncredited)
Bo Ching ... Hotel Bell-hop (uncredited)
Wong Chung ... Health Inspector (uncredited)
Carrie Daumery ... Hotel Guest (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... General's Henchman (uncredited)
Etta Lee ... Peggy's Maid (uncredited)
Bo Ling ... Cigar Counter Clerk (uncredited)
Al Morgan ... Bass Player in Cab Calloway's Band (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Telegram Clerk (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Mr. Brown - Assistant Hotel Manager (uncredited)
Henry Sedley ... Serge Borsky (uncredited)
Mary Jane Sloan ... Sugar Bowl (uncredited)
Edwin Stanley ... Mr. Rollins - Electric Company Boss (uncredited)
Louis Vincenot ... Mr. Brown - Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
James Wong ... Inspector Sun (uncredited)
Ernest Wood ... Newsreel Reporter (uncredited)
Gwen Zetter ... Tea Pot (uncredited)

Directed by
A. Edward Sutherland  (as Edward Sutherland)
 
Writing credits
Francis Martin (screen play) and
Walter DeLeon (screen play)

Neil Brant (from a story by) and
Louis E. Heifetz (from a story by)

Produced by
Emanuel Cohen .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Howard Jackson (uncredited)
John Leipold (uncredited)
Ralph Rainger (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Haller (photographed by)
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Loyal Griggs .... special photographic effects staff (uncredited)
Albert Myers .... special photographic effects staff (uncredited)
Dewey Wrigley .... special photographic effects staff (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Bennett .... second camera (uncredited)
Ellsworth Fredericks .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Thomas Morris .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Guy Newhard .... second camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ralph Rainger .... music & lyrics by
Leo Robin .... music & lyrics by
 
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Runtime:
68 min (copyright length)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Certification:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the sequence with the midget car, W.C. Fields remarks that it had belonged to the Postmaster General. This was a shot at Will H. Hays, the former Postmaster General who was then putting together Hollywood's Production Code.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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 finds a litter of assorted kittens on her seat]
Peggy:I wonder what their parents were.
Professor Quail:Careless, my little dove cake, careless.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
My Bluebird's Singing the BluesSee more »

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Want to see a 6 Day Bicycle Race?, 18 December 2004
Author: Mike-764 (michaelnella@yahoo.com) from Flushing, NY

A lot of commotion falls upon the International House hotel in Wu Hu China. Doctor Wong is planning to demonstrate a new television device and sell it to Tommy Nash, representative of the American Electric Company. Nash escorts Peggy Hopkins Joyce to the hotel as well, which makes his fiancé jealous. Also jealous is Joyce's ex-husband, Gen. Nicholas Petronovich, who is also trying to buy the invention. Gen. Petronovich tries to have Nash quarantined, but only succeeds in quarantining the hotel, with him outside the hotel. The arrival of Prof. Quail, millionaire and drunkard, creates more chaos in the hotel with his crude manners, and enrages Gen. Petronovich when he mistakenly believes Quail is sleeping with Peggy. The International House turns into madness as everyone tries to return the hotel to normal. The movie is entirely plot less, but relies on its silliness to move along, and it works. Fields is a riot drunkenly stumbling around delivering his trademark one liners. Many of the other big stars make appearances via Wong's television (Rudy Vallee, Cab Calloway, Stoopnagle and Budd). Gracie Allen's hair-brained lines have a slight logic behind them to make them funny. The movie seemed to be a bit too chaotic at times, but the chaos works in certain scenes. Rating, 7

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