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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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Cast

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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Not Edgar Kennedy
23 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Edgar Kennedy made a total later career playing a P-whipped character like this. A guy whose family treats him like dirt. The big difference is Kennedy was actually funny.

This is a very slow moving film that is nothing special. It's OK, but if you can find ANY Edgar Kennedy film, you'd be better served. In fact, in the 40s Kennedy lifted this entire plot for a two reeler. It was WAY funnier.

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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.


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