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Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  28 July 1934 (USA)
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After 20 years of writing for The Balance, Asaph has become a conservative shadow of his former self. When his ex-college chum visits Asaph, he cannot believe the change. So Ace decides to ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Asaph 'Ace' Holliday (as Charlie Ruggles)
Miss Beulah Boyd
Wynn Rixey
Robert Barrat ...
Alex (Credits) / Alexis Romanoff
Berton Churchill ...
Franklyn P. Brumbaugh
Dorothy Burgess ...
Millie Seagrove
Dorothy Tree ...
Countess Olga Andrei Misitalsky
Harry Tyler ...
Mike, the Safecracker
Harry Beresford ...
William B. Davidson ...
Stephen Prime (as William Davidson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Elliott ...
Young Man (scenes deleted)
Milton Kibbee ...
Reporter (scenes deleted)
Willis Marks ...
Circulation Manager (scenes deleted)
Tom Ricketts ...
Old Gentleman (scenes deleted)
Harry Seymour ...
Driver (scenes deleted)


After 20 years of writing for The Balance, Asaph has become a conservative shadow of his former self. When his ex-college chum visits Asaph, he cannot believe the change. So Ace decides to go out and has Beulah get a girl for Rixey. After making the rounds of the clubs, mousey Asaph becomes a Lion, taking charge of every situation and even stands up to Brumbaugh, his old stodgy womanizing editor. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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Music by Harry Warren
Played when Ace and Rixey leave the roulette table
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Loosen Up with Charlie Ruggles
14 August 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Mild-mannered Charlie Ruggles (Asaph "Ace" Holliday), editorial writer for a New York weekly, loosens up a little after getting drunk with sexy secretary Ann Dvorak (as Beulah Boyd). Rotund school chum Eugene Palette (Wynn Rixey) arrives for a visit, then he and Mr. Ruggles revisit wild youth as "Friends of Mr. Sweeney". The carousing brings Ruggles head-to-head with a corrupt politician he's been ordered to write up in a flattering article, by stuffy editor Berton Churchill (as Franklyn P. Brumbaugh). Robert Barrat (as Alexis "Alex" Romanoff) is a funny Russian friend. The cast appears to be having a great time, and it's contagious. Watch for Ms. Dvorak to changes dresses in an early scene, and model her lingerie.

****** Friends of Mr. Sweeney (7/27/34) Edward Ludwig ~ Charlie Ruggles, Ann Dvorak, Eugene Palette, Robert Barrat

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