MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 42,374 this week

Big Hearted Herbert (1934)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  6 October 1934 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 143 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 2 critic

An ex-plumber finds major success as a manufacturer, but while he now has increased wealth with which to provide for his family, his new high-class social life provides him no time with them.

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

10 Best Back-to-School TV Shows

Dust off your varsity jacket and get excited for fall with our list of the 10 best back-to-school TV shows.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1964 titles
created 26 May 2012
 
a list of 278 titles
created 25 Jun 2012
 
a list of 92 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1152 titles
created 06 Aug 2013
 
a list of 4452 titles
created 28 Jun 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Big Hearted Herbert (1934)

Big Hearted Herbert (1934) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Big Hearted Herbert.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

On Approval (1944)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two wealthy Victorian widows are courted tentatively by two impoverished British aristocrats. When one of the dowagers suggests that her beau go away with her for a month to see if they are compatible, the fireworks begin.

Director: Clive Brook
Stars: Clive Brook, Beatrice Lillie, Googie Withers
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the Mohave Desert, Olga runs a gas station, lunch counter, and auto camp with her younger sister Myra. In a 24-hour period, Olga must deal with Myra's desire to go to a town dance with a... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Aline MacMahon, Ann Dvorak, Preston Foster
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, who works at at very fast pace. He appreciates beautiful women, but fires the beautiful Miss Frey as he considers her a diversion to work. Susie sneaks ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Marian Marsh, David Manners, Warren William
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of down-on-their-luck workers combine their abilities to make a Gallafentian-style commune... and bread!

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Karen Morley, Tom Keene, John Qualen
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The City Editor of a sleazy tabloid goes against his own journalistic ethics to resurrect a twenty year old murder case... with tragic results.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Marian Marsh, H.B. Warner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

With time on his hands during a business trip, Jimmy Decker (who's engaged to his boss's daughter) romances small-town church organist Marion Cullen, who follows him to New York only to ... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Loretta Young, George Brent, Una Merkel
Certificate: Passed Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An American newspaperman and his wife, caught in the London blitz, lose their unborn child in an air raid. Outraged, they visit a shelter for homeless children where they fall in love with ... See full summary »

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Herbert Kline
Stars: Robert Young, Laraine Day, Fay Bainter
The Milky Way (1936)
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »

Directors: Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When a hot young prosecutor learns that a man he got convicted and executed was in fact innocent, he quits his DA job and becomes a defense attorney. He grows rich and powerful defending ... See full summary »

Directors: James Flood, Elliott Nugent
Stars: Warren William, Sidney Fox, Aline MacMahon
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The wedding of their daughter brings many surprises, including a determined bill collector, a bad business venture, an elopement, and an unexpected windfall. They all add up to a barrel of one-liners and slap-stick.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Edna May Oliver, Billie Burke, Marian Nixon
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Vice lord Dominic has brought Swifty Dorgan east to do a job for him. When Swifty appears to have died falling from a train, detective Henderson impersonates him hoping to get into the mob.... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline
Stars: Alice White, Edward G. Robinson, Neil Hamilton
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Spendthrift Willie Leyland again returns to the family home in London penniless. His father is none too pleased but Willie smooth-talks him into letting him stay. At the same time he turns ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice
Stars: Ronald Colman, Loretta Young, Frederick Kerr
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Aline MacMahon ...
Elizabeth
...
Herbert
Patricia Ellis ...
Alice
Helen Lowell ...
Martha
Phillip Reed ...
Andrew
Robert Barrat ...
Jim
Henry O'Neill ...
Goodrich Sr.
Marjorie Gateson ...
Amy Goodrich
...
Mrs. Goodrich
Junior Durkin ...
Junior Kalness (as Trent Durkin)
Jay Ward ...
Robert Kalness
Hale Hamilton ...
Mr. Havens
Claudia Coleman ...
Mrs. Havens
Edit

Storyline

An ex-plumber finds major success as a manufacturer, but while he now has increased wealth with which to provide for his family, his new high-class social life provides him no time with them.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 1934 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 1 January 1934 and closed in May 1934 after 154 performances. The opening night cast included J.C. Nugent as Herbert and Elisabeth Risdon as Elizabeth. See more »

Quotes

Herbert Kalness: College men! Idlers! Loafers! Wasters! That's all colleges turn out nowadays!
See more »

Connections

Version of Father Is a Prince (1940) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Charming Comedy
10 November 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Aline MacMahon is her always wonderful self as the matriarch of a blue-collar family. The kids in this family have plans extending beyond the plumbing supplies business, however.

Guy Kibbee is such a likable actor we admire his performance but don't hate him as her skinflint husband.

It contains a scene that presages what is possibly the funniest in movie history: By that I mean the scene in which Irene Dunne masquerades as Cary Grant's sister in that greatest of all comedies, "The Awful Truth." Here we have the upright MacMahon putting on an act when guests come to dinner. The act lives up to her husband's penurious manner and is truly funny and is charming as well.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Big Hearted Herbert (1934) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?