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Hi, Nellie! (1934)

TV-G  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  20 January 1934 (USA)
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The managing editor for a newspaper, in hot water with his boss, is demoted to writing the "Nellie Nelson" heart throb column, where he gets the unexpected opportunity to crack a major story.

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Glenda Farrell ...
Gerry
Ned Sparks ...
Shammy
Robert Barrat ...
Brownell
Berton Churchill ...
Graham
Kathryn Sergava ...
Grace
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Fullerton
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Dawes (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Edward Ellis ...
O'Connell
Paul Kaye ...
Helwig
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Durkin
Dorothy Libaire ...
Rosa Marinello (as Dorothy Le Baire)
Marjorie Gateson ...
Canfield
George Meeker ...
Sheldon
Harold Huber ...
Leo
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Managing Editor Brad Bradshaw refuses to run a story linking the disappearance of Frank Canfield with embezzlement of the bank. He considers Frank a straight shooter and he goes easy on the story. Every other paper goes with the story that Frank took the money and Brad is demoted, by the publisher, to the Heartthrob column - writing advice to the lovelorn. After feeling sorry for himself for two months, he takes the column seriously and makes it the talk of the town. But Brad still wants his old job back so he will have to find Canfield and the missing money. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Trivia

Famed columnist Sidney Skolsky has a brief scene emerging from a telephone booth and conversing with 'Ned Sparks', who calls him "Skolsky". See more »

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Version of The House Across the Street (1949) See more »

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Puddin' Head Jones
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Lou Handman
Played at the Merry Go Round Club when O'Connell says hello to Bradshaw
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Paul Muni can play comedy!
12 April 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having seen Paul Muni in so many dramas, I wondered if he could pull off comedy as well. I needn't have worried. Since he's teamed with Glenda Farrell, a master of the wisecrack, he gets solid support and the looks they exchange throughout the movie are priceless. One scene that I loved was when Glenda is pretending to be Nellie Nelson so that a woman will confide in her and she's bossing Muni around like he's her office boy.

The plot isn't that original. In fact, there are several versions on the same theme (star reporter demoted), but this one has the star material to give it an extra life. Ned Sparkes also adds to the fun.


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