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Looking for Trouble (1934)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  29 March 1934 (USA)
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Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Joe Graham
Jack Oakie ...
Casey
Constance Cummings ...
Ethel Greenwood
Arline Judge ...
Maizie Bryan
Judith Wood ...
Pearl La Tour
Morgan Conway ...
Dan Sutter
Paul Harvey ...
James Regan
Joe Sawyer ...
Henchman Max Stanley (as Joseph Sauers)
Robert Elliott ...
Police Captain Flynn
Franklyn Ardell ...
George Martin, Troubleshooter
Paul Porcasi ...
Cabaret Manager
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Switchboard Operator (as Charles Levinson)
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Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.

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THE SCREEN'S NEWEST SCREAM TEAM! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

29 March 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Trouble Shooter  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Recreated the 10 March 1933 Long Beach earthquake during which over 5,000 people were injured or killed. See more »

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Crackling Depression era programmer.
12 March 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Tracy aces the Bell Telephone Company trouble shooter hero character. Incident is piled high as Spence takes a night time 'phone emergency, with new side kick Okie in tow, and gets mixed in with the speak easy low lifes at the club, where he's repairing the 'phone. Misunderstandings follow with switch operator lady friend Cummings and rival gone to the bad Conway, involving wire tapping and a bank job. Throw in the 1933 Long Beach earth quake no less.

They go on too long past the fire scene, which should be the climax and major talents like director Wellman, Tracy and Cummings must have regarded this as light duties but they seem to be in their element and deliver lively entertainment for the undemanding.


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