Alarmed that his younger daughter is about to marry a gold-digger, a millionaire turns over the fortune to her ditsy older sister for safe-keeping to his ultimate regret. protection.

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Phyllis Allen
Andrew Tombes ...
Botts
Rafael Storm ...
Ramon del Ramos
James Burke ...
Broken-Nose Reilly
Lee Kohlmar ...
Mr. Dingledorp
Milla Davenport ...
Mrs. Dingledorp
Harry Holman ...
Stuffy
Frank Darien ...
Clyde
Jack Powell ...
Drummer
Irving Bacon ...
Thompson
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Big Boy (as 'Big Boy' Williams)
Nick Moro ...
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Millionaire Harrison Allen is concerned that his daughter Phyllis is dating a gold-digger, so, to test the man's loyalty, he signs away his entire fortune to his other daughter Gracie. Under the impression that her father wants the family to be as poor as possible, Gracie turns the family's mansion into a home for unemployed actors where she provides them room and board at no charge. Unfortunately, Mr. Allen was correct in his assumptions about Phyllis's boyfriend Ramon, and once the fellow learns that Gracie is the one with all the cash, he sets about trying to woo her into marriage. Written by Talia

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You ain't seen nothing until you've seen the goofiest, grandest, gayest picture they have ever starred in! (original ad) See more »

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10 September 1935 (USA)  »

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Betty Furness and George Barbier go from not holding hands to holding them in a single cut. See more »

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George Burns: I just lost my mind.
Gracie Allen: What a shame. Where did you have it last?
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Here Comes Cookie
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Music by Mack Gordon
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It's actually a Barbier and Allen vehicle!
18 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Although billed as a Burns and Allen vehicle, it's actually George Barbier who has the main role and carries the weight of the comedy in this enjoyable, well-produced "B" movie. Not that I'm complaining. Barbier is not only more than equal to the task, he carries off more laughs than the dithery Miss Allen—who is delightfully partnered here not only by Barbier but by Andrew Tombes who makes the most of one of his largest and most ingratiating roles ever. George Burns has only a small role and seems to have been included in the cast simply to serve as an occasional butt for why-don't-you-marry-Gracie jokes.

Other players who register more strongly than Mr Burns include Betty Furness (as the daughter who comes to her senses), Rafael Storm (as the money hound), James Burke (as the fake swami), Syd Saylor (a credulous taxi-driver), and Harry Holman (a disillusioned crony).

As for the twelve (count them) vaudeville headline acts announced in the credit titles, we see only two (three if you count the fact that drummer Jack Powell is handed two bites), although five or six others flit by in the background.


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