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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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Marge Oliver
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Matthew Putnam
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Roy Daniels
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Will Oliver (as Charles Grapewin)
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Mathilda Sherman
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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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27 April 1935 (USA)  »

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Los hilos del chisme  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Charley Grapewin and Clara Blandick, who appear in this film, also appeared together in "The Wizard of Oz" (1939), as Uncle Henry and Auntie Em. See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Traditional
Played on piano by Lee Phelps and sung by the Rotary Club members
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Use of Telephone Years Ago
24 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the late 30's and 40's many people did not have telephones and when they became available, most middle income people purchased a phone with usually three or more people using the same telephone line with an operator to make the calls on certain lines. This film deals mostly about this situation in a small town where people could listen in to your conversation with other people. Jean Arthur,(Margie Oliver) plays the role of a sweet young gal living with her father, Charley Grapewine (Will Oliver) who is drinking morning noon and night and never seems to finish painting his garage. Victor Jory,(Matthew Putman) is an owner of a large Dairy Farm business in town where most of the local people are employed and has recently returned to his home town and visited with his boyhood sweetheart, Margie Oliver. The use of a Party Wire in this town has caused a great deal of trouble for quite a few people and creates a very comical situation and also some drama. Some of the actors in this film appeared in the Wizard of Oz as well as many other great film classics. Victor Jory played a good guy in this film, but most of his film career was playing the evil one even in Westerns. Enjoy a great Classic film.


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