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Hi, Nellie! (1934)

TV-G | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 20 January 1934 (USA)
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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Gerry
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Shammy
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Brownell
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Graham
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Grace
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Fullerton
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Dawes (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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O'Connell
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Helwig
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Durkin
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Rosa Marinello (as Dorothy Le Baire)
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Canfield
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Sheldon
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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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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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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Paul Muni (1962) See more »

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Hi, Nellie
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Played during the opening credits and at the end
Also played when Shammy spots Sheldon at the Merry Go Round Club
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Paul Muni proves he can play comedy as well as drama!
19 October 1999 | by (Troy, Michigan) – See all my reviews

Bette Davis is quoted as once saying that the great character actor Paul Muni tried to hide himself under all kinds of makeup, so that no one would ever know who he was or what he looked like. Well, in many of his early films, the real Muni is quite visible. Here, Warner's one time "resident thespian" does a slick turn as the managing editor of a big city newspaper. He gets demoted to writing an advice to the lovelorn column and spends the rest of the film trying to get the goods on a gang of hoods, hoping it will get him his old managing editor's job back. Glenda Farrell plays his female antagonist while sour face Ned Sparks is along for the ride as a city beat reporter. A solid role for Muni, with lots of comedy, which he pulls off well. I suppose the comedy was a welcome change from his usual heavy drama, falling somewhere between "I Was a Fugitive From a Chain Gang", "Scarface" and "Louis Pasteur." Watch and enjoy Muni's talents. His 5 Oscar nominations should speak for themselves, but it seems, over 30 years after his death, he's not as well remembered as several of his contemporaries, which is a shame.


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