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Here Comes Cookie (1935)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Barbier ...
Harrison Allen
Phyllis Allen
Andrew Tombes ...
Rafael Storm ...
Ramon del Ramos
James Burke ...
Broken-Nose Reilly
Lee Kohlmar ...
Mr. Dingledorp
Milla Davenport ...
Mrs. Dingledorp
Harry Holman ...
Frank Darien ...
Jack Powell ...
Irving Bacon ...
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Big Boy (as 'Big Boy' Williams)
Nick Moro ...
Specialty Act (as Moro and Yaconelli)


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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Release Date:

10 September 1935 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was screened alongside Ye Olde Saw Mill (1935) in some theaters during its original release. See more »


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


George Burns: What's the matter? Don't you feel well? I've never seen that expression on your face before.
Gracie Allen: I'm thinking.
George Burns: Oh, well, maybe that's it.
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Vamp of the Pampas
Music and Lyrics by Richard A. Whiting and Leo Robin
Performed by Gracie Allen and male chorus
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While the plot makes no sense whatsoever, it is charming and watchable.
16 April 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I gotta admit up front that I am not a huge Burns & Allen fan. To me, their type of humor goes a long way and I can take them only in small doses. In light of this, it is a bit surprising that I'd watch a DVD with three of their films. My overall verdict isn't that different from what I expected and "Here Comes Cookie" is probably my favorite film of the bunch.

The film starts with a plot that makes no sense at all--and this set up is the weakest element of the movie because it is so contrived. A rich man, Mr. Allen, is frustrated at his one grown daughters. She wants to marry a man who obviously is a sleazy fortune-hunter--a man who wants to get a hold of the father's millions. So, to make this daughter less attractive to the sleazy Lothario, he transfers all his money to his other daughter, Gracie. Now considering that Gracie's IQ is 12 and she has the common sense of the Octo-mom, the idea of letting Gracie run the finances is pretty tough to believe. However, I must admit that some of the insane things she did were kind of a point. Instead of exercising common sense (???), Gracie turns her home into a boarding house for bizarre stage acts and wants to put on a show. Most of the acts are pretty lame, but I did enjoy watching the guy with the drumsticks--especially at the end of the film.

Overall, the film has some fun moments but also a few that fall pretty flat. Plus, combined with a dumb plot device, the film is probably not one to convert the average viewer into a fan of the comedy team. But, it's also harmless fun and worth a look if you like this sort of thing.

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