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Party Wire (1935)

 -  Drama  -  27 April 1935 (USA)
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When the daughter of the town's leading citizen and a local dairyman have a romance,and the man makes a sudden-and-unexplained trip out of town, the local gossips, employing the ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Marge Oliver
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Matthew Putnam
Helen Lowell ...
Nettie Putnam
Robert Allen ...
Roy Daniels
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Will Oliver (as Charles Grapewin)
Clara Blandick ...
Mathilda Sherman
Geneva Mitchell ...
Irene Sherman
Maude Eburne ...
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Matt McHugh ...
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When the daughter of the town's leading citizen and a local dairyman have a romance,and the man makes a sudden-and-unexplained trip out of town, the local gossips, employing the small-town's shared telephone lines, start a malicious gossip campaign discussing the assumed-but-incorrect reason. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Drama

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27 April 1935 (USA)  »

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(TCM print)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Some reviews credited Charles Middleton with the role of "Johnson," but that part was played by Guy Usher. See more »

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The Train's a-Comin' (Goodbye My Lover, Goodbye)
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Traditional folk song
Sung a cappella at various times by Charley Grapewin, Victor Jory and Jean Arthur
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Interesting period piece
23 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable yarn that takes its inspiration from the party line, a concept that may be unfamiliar to many people today. In rural areas, many telephone subscribers would share the same telephone number. I actually had a party line in rural new Jersey as recently as the 1970's! Different households had different rings to distinguish one from another. However, nosy neighbors could listen in to each other's conversations, just like when a member of your family picks up the upstairs extension. As a result, gossip and news traveled fast in small town America back in the early part of the twentieth century. The plot revolves around an certain overheard conversation that leads to an ugly rumor. (Misstated, by the way in the review by Eva, who captures the gist of things in a review with many factual errors)

This movie features many of the great character actors of the thirties and is led by by the always-wonderful Jean Arthur. It has the fast pace typical of the movies of the period. A very well made time capsule of rural America between the wars. Worth a look.


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