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Six of a Kind (1934)

Passed | | Comedy | 9 February 1934 (USA)
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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One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Local sponsor interest was minimal, and its initial telecasts were few and far between. One of its earliest airings took place in Miami Saturday 2 April 1960 on Comedy Playhouse on WTVJ (Channel 4). It was first released on DVD 4 February 2003 as one of three George Burns and Gracie Allen films, and again 15 November 2016 as a single as part of the Universal Vault Series. 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 »

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J. Pinkham 'Pinky' Whinney: Flora. Bounce.
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Wonderful 1930s comedy
17 June 2001 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

I watched Six of a Kind for W.C. Fields - he's only in it for around 10 minutes and has one long scene, the infamous pool sequence he made famous in vaudeville, and several other great moments. The reamaining 55 minutes are also delightful, thankfully, mostly due to the hilarious Charlie Ruggles as the bumbling banker J. Pinkham Whinney. He is everyone's foil. He stutters and stumbles about to our pleasure. Also, his comedy partner, Mary Boland plays his wife, Flora. Joining in the proceedings are George Burns and Gracie Allen. Boland is particularly funny near the beginning and near the end, but Gracie and Ruggles use up most of the picture. Gracie's funny, quite, but she can also get tiring. And poor George Burns has absolutely nothing to do except repeat Gracie all the time. I don't remember laughing at him once (although he has one great scene with Ruggles, where Ruggles tries desperately to get George to take Gracie and leave him and his wife alone for a while, and one with Fields, where he asks Fields to sell him a sweater; that bit is exclusively Fields', though). The situation is constantly funny: the Whinneys are going to drive to California, but to help them with expenses, George and Gracie are recruited. 8/10.


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