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Brides Are Like That (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 18 April 1936 (USA)
Fred, the wealthy owner of apple groves, has sent his nephew to college, but the only job that his nephew has after graduating is the job of not working. Bill is a dreamer, a talker and a ... See full summary »

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Hazel Robinson
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Fred Schultz
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Mrs. Ella Robinson
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John Robinson
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Dr. Randolph Jenkins (as Richard Purcell)
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Jennie
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Tom Carter
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Clem Brown
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Jones, the Jeweler
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Mary Ann Coleridge
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Fred, the wealthy owner of apple groves, has sent his nephew to college, but the only job that his nephew has after graduating is the job of not working. Bill is a dreamer, a talker and a golf player and he has a lot of ideas, but still lives off Fred. When Hazel gets engaged to Doc Jenkins, it takes a while, but Bill talks her into marrying him instead. The only problem is that now, he needs to find a job. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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18 April 1936 (USA)  »

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Applesauce  »

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Trivia

The play "Applesauce" opened in New York on 28 September 1925. See more »

Quotes

Hazel Robinson: I... I...
Bill McAllister: The eyes have it. The prettiest little eyes in all the world.
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Connections

Version of Always a Bride (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

A Good Old Fashioned Cocktail (With a Good Old Fashioned Gal)
(1934)(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played by the band at the Thanksgiving ball
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Ross Alexander Is Like That
22 January 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I have a number of problems with this picture. There is a certain weary sameness in the way everyone speaks their lines; it's not just the high-speed Warner-B style of declamation. Almost every line is spoken with anger or dislike. Even Gene and Kathleen Lockhart are annoyingly strident. Only Joseph Cawthorn, doing his usual double talk is at all amusing.

The real obstacle is Ross Alexander in the lead, who only seems to have one register: simultaneously bluff and arrogant, always on in big and small scenes.

That said, there is some good writing here, some amusing lines and some well-constructed speeches, but director William McGann doesn't seem to do much with them. The camera-work and editing are, as usual, topnotch. The net effect is passable, but in the hands of better players -- or perhaps simply a better director -- it could have been so much more.


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