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Handy Andy (1934)

 -  Comedy  -  27 July 1934 (USA)
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A small-town druggist is henpecked by his social-climbing wife to sell his pharmacy to a national chain. In addition, she tries to set up her pretty young daughter with the nitwit son of ... See full summary »

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A small-town druggist is henpecked by his social-climbing wife to sell his pharmacy to a national chain. In addition, she tries to set up her pretty young daughter with the nitwit son of the chain's owner, even though the girl is in love with the handsome son of the town doctor. Finally the druggist decides he's had enough and takes matters into his own hands. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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This was the opening night film of 9 September 1934 at LA's first drive-in theater at Pico and Westwood, originally named simply Drive-In Theater - because there were no others in LA - and later named the Olympic Drive-In. See more »

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Music by Richard A. Whiting
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Will Rogers as Tarzan!!!
6 October 2002 | by (Minffordd, North Wales) – See all my reviews

"Handy Andy" stars Will Rogers in an atypical role: Andrew Yates, a small-town pharmacist (dispensing chemist) who has worked hard his entire life and never cultivated any hobbies or interests outside of his job. Also, he's henpecked. Ernestine Yates (Peggy Wood) is a social climber who completely dominates her husband. (In real life, Rogers was happily married... but certainly not henpecked.)

Mrs Yates bullies her husband Andy into selling his pharmacy to the Norcross drugstore chain. He does this reluctantly: the sale will bring enough money for Andy and his wife to retire, but it also means that Andy (who devoted his entire life to his pharmacy) will now have nothing to do. Mrs Yates also schemes for their daughter Janice (Mary Carlisle) to marry young Howard Norcross, the dullard heir to the drugstore fortune. Andy rebels at this, as Howard has nothing to offer Janice but his family's name and his family's wealth ... and Janice is in love with Lloyd Burmeister, the son of the local country doctor who provides most of Andy's custom. (Lloyd is well-played by handsome Robert Taylor in an early role.)

Mrs Yates decides to attend Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and she insists on dragging Andy along. (There's some interesting Mardi Gras footage here.) To spite his wife, Andy decides to embarrass her in public. There's an hilarious scene when Will Rogers shows up in his Mardi Gras costume ... dressed as Tarzan! Even more hilariously, Rogers does an incredible imitation of Tarzan. (The stunt doubling for Will Rogers is crudely obvious, which hurts the joke ... but it's still pretty funny.) Eventually, of course, Will sets everything right for everybody.

"Handy Andy" has fewer than usual of Will Rogers's wisecracks, which is one reason why I enjoyed it. Peggy Wood is extremely attractive and stylish as his wife, although I had difficulty believing that any woman who looks and behaves like this would be attracted to a hayseed like the fellow Rogers plays in this film. I'll rate "Handy Andy" 6 points out of 10.


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