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A Successful Failure (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  15 October 1934 (USA)
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Ellery Cushing is full of catchy sayings and old-fashioned wisdom. But all that his family cares about is how much money he makes, and all that his boss at the newspaper sees is that ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
William Collier Sr. ...
Ellery Cushing aka Uncle Dudley
Lucile Gleason ...
Mrs. Cushing
Russell Hopton ...
Phil Stardon
George P. Breakston ...
Tommy Cushing
William Janney ...
Robert Cushing
Gloria Shea ...
Ruth Cushing
Clarence Wilson ...
H.T. Flintly, News Record Editor
Jameson Thomas ...
Jerry Franklin, Ruth's Beau
Richard Tucker ...
J.W. Blair, Atlas Broadcasting
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Ellery Cushing is full of catchy sayings and old-fashioned wisdom. But all that his family cares about is how much money he makes, and all that his boss at the newspaper sees is that Cushing is getting too old to keep up with his work. So his loyal co-worker Phil decides to see what he can do to help everyone see what his friend has to offer. Written by Snow Leopard

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Low-Key B-Comedy; Sometimes Trite But Worth Watching
11 March 2002 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This pleasant, low-key B-comedy is a bit trite at times, but worth watching. William Collier plays a character full of homespun wisdom who is nevertheless under-appreciated by his family, who care only about his salary, and by his boss, who sees only that he is growing older. The story that follows is quite simple, and sometimes moves too slowly, but it has its moments and is mostly upbeat, so it is worth seeing how things play out. The Monogram production is strictly routine, so there isn't anything especially impressive about it, but it is probably worth a look for fans of old low-budget comedies.


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