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A well-meaning but bumbling clerk at the Marriage License Bureau winds up getting fired. He decides to open up his own "matchmaking" business and takes a personal interest in his clients, but things don't quite work out as smoothly as he had planned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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27 July 1934 (USA)  »

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Agencia matrimonial  »

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Bramwell Van Dusen, a Lawyer: [speaking of Miss Douglas] Hey, are you going for her?
Mr. William Watts: Aw, she wouldn't look at me. I just like her, so I want to get her the best husband I can to make her happy. That's why you got to do something about Allie.
Bramwell Van Dusen, a Lawyer: Did you ever try to do anything about Allie?
Mr. William Watts: I should say not!
Bramwell Van Dusen, a Lawyer: When she decides she likes a man, he likes it or else.
Mr. William Watts: Or else what?
Bramwell Van Dusen, a Lawyer: Or else he learns to like it.
Mr. William Watts: Well, you talk to her. Explain that she's not the one for Don.
Bramwell Van Dusen, a Lawyer: I did.
Mr. William Watts: What did she say?
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The Donkey Serenade
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Music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
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It starts well but never really rises above mediocrity
30 December 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This is a moderately interesting time-passer and nut much else. Now it started pretty well with hard working Stu Erwin opening a matrimonial agency and helping many lonely bachelors find mates--so far so good. But later, when a pushy gold digger appears and insinuates herself into the life of a lonely millionaire (who Erwin is trying to find a partner for), the film loses steam. It's really a shame, as up until then, Erwin was a likable character and the plot was moderately engaging. But with the introduction of the woman, the film became a bit annoying--after all, she is so pushy and unlikable that you soon tire of her. Fortunately, the film ends pretty well and is generally very inoffensive and typifies the word "mediocre".


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