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Six of a Kind (1934)

Passed  |   |  Comedy  |  9 February 1934 (USA)
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When a respectable middle-class couple take a cross-country trip by auto, they share expenses with a decidedly oddball couple, none of whom know the car carries embezzled funds.

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The Whinneys share expenses for their trip to Hollywood with George and Gracie and thier great Dane. A clerk in Whinney's bank has put fifty thousand dollars in a suitcase, hoping to rob Whinney on the road, but instead Whinney takes another road and is himself arrested in Nevada. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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In "Six of a Kind" Fields refers to a woman named McGonigle. He would later take that name for his character in "The Old-Fashioned Way" later the same year. The actor had also used the names McGargle in "Sally of the Sawdust" in 1925 and its 1937, remake "Poppy." See more »

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George Burns' character Name is shown onscreen as "George Edward", but "Edwards" is consistently spoken as his surname. See more »

Quotes

Flora Whinney: Don't talk so loud!
Nuggetville Sheriff 'Honest John' Hoxley: I always talk loud. I'm a sheriff.
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Featured in W.C. Fields: Straight Up (1986) See more »

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Six cylinder comedy running on laughing gas
26 June 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

That was one of the lines in a trailer about this film and for once the publicists did not exaggerate. All six of the featured players here are on the screen 99% of the time, so they have to be good.

It's always fascinating how certain plot premises can be worked for either highballing comedy to a deadly serious situation. Mary Boland of the ditzy and Charlie Ruggles of the henpecked play their usual characters who are planning to motor all the way to California. To share expenses they advertise for someone to share the ride. They get Burns and Allen and a monster of a dog. That same premise was a deadly serious one several generations later in Kalifornia.

Of course if you're traveling with Gracie Allen you know you're going to be going absolutely nuts trying to figure her Monty Pythonesque reasoning about the whole world. And if that ain't enough you get to run into W.C. Fields, part time sheriff and full time pool hustler who's living in sin with Alison Skipworth. But back then we didn't delve into such things.

A real classic comedy from the thirties, not to be missed.


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