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The Meanest Gal in Town (1934)

Passed | | Comedy | 12 January 1934 (USA)
A stranded actress turned manicurist affects the lives of people in a small American town.

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, (story) (as Arthur Horman) | 2 more credits »
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Lulu White
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Chris Peterson
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Duke Slater
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ...
Jack Hayden (as 'Skeets' Gallagher)
Edward McWade ...
Clark - Tillie's Clerk
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Actress Lulu White gets stranded in a small American town when the owner of her acting troupe absconds with the funds. She uses her sexual wiles to get a meal out of Duke Slater, who leaves in a huff when her hotel room is also occupied by another stranded actress. The next day, she tries to get a job as a manicurist at Chris Peterson's barbershop, but since he has so little business, he refuses. While he is away, however, she sets up shop to ply her trade, and in no time the shop is swarming with men getting manicures and haircuts. Word gets to Tillie Prescott, the woman who Chris has been courting for the last ten years, and who he promised to marry when he gets enough money to get a second chair in his barbershop. Out of jealousy and desperation, she buys the chair for $300, but at a chamber of commerce outing Chris introduces Lulu as the one woman behind his success. This so humiliates and enrages Tillie she now refuses to marry Chris. Meanwhile, salesman Jack Hayden has gotten ... Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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A Red-Flannel Romance that will Keep You in Stitches!

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Comedy

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Passed
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12 January 1934 (USA)  »

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Dummy's Vote  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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What a hoot!!
27 November 2000 | by (Parkersburg, West Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie is hilarious!! Especially Pert Kelton and James Gleason--those two are a hoot to watch in this movie!!

Considering this is back in the 1930's--the risque talk is that more astonishing!!

A very good little comedy.


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