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A Very Honorable Guy (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 5 May 1934 (USA)
Well respected local good guy, Feet Samuels finds himself heavily in debt due to an uncharacteristic gambling binge. Feet decides the only way to settle the bill is by selling his body to ... See full summary »

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Robert Barrat ...
Dr. Snitzer
Alan Dinehart ...
The Brain
Irene Franklin ...
Toodles
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Benny
Arthur Vinton ...
Moon O'Hara
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Red Hendrickson (as George Pat Collins)
Harold Huber ...
Joe Ponzetti
James Donlan ...
Mr. O'Toole
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Harry
Al Dubin ...
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Well respected local good guy, Feet Samuels finds himself heavily in debt due to an uncharacteristic gambling binge. Feet decides the only way to settle the bill is by selling his body to an ambitious doctor who agrees to allow him one last month to live life to the fullest, then kill himself. Written by Silast

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5 May 1934 (USA)  »

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A Very Honourable Guy  »

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This film makes mention of a restaurant named Mindy's and a night club called The Hot Box. Both of these places featured prominently in "Guys and Dolls", also written by Damon Runyan. See more »

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Featured in Footlight Parade: Music for the Decades (2006) See more »

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By a Waterfall
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Sung briefly by Joe E. Brown and Hobart Cavanaugh
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Not all that funny but it is still a good little film
15 November 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"A Very Honorable Guy" is a very dark comedy--and very little in it is all that funny. Still, despite this, it was enjoyable mostly because it was such a strange film and a welcome change of pace for Joe E. Brown.

When the film begins, 'Feet' Samuels (Brown) is having a long run of very bad luck. He owes everyone and his life is on the skids. So, because he was so honest, instead of not paying off his bets he comes up with a bizarre solution--to offer his body to any scientist who wants it IF they give him $1000 so he can settle his affairs. In a weird twist, however, suddenly the guy has amazingly good luck- --so much that his life should be terrific. But, he STILL has a contract with Dr. Snitzer--and the local gambling boss has guaranteed that the contract WILL be honored!

As I mentioned, this is very dark. But the film was enjoyable and I liked its strangeness. Worth seeing and a bit better than usual for Brown.


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