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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
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Mrs. Ella Robinson
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John Robinson
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Dr. Randolph Jenkins (as Richard Purcell)
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Clem Brown
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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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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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Version of Always a Bride (1940) See more »

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September in the Rain
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Bill shows up at Hazel's with flowers
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Applesauce for Ross Alexander
29 June 2012 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Charming, college-educated Ross Alexander (as Bill McAllister) has everything going for him except a job. His wealthy uncle Joseph Cawthorn (as Fred Schultz) likes his only heir, but is tired of paying Mr. Alexander's bills. When Alexander charges an expensive engagement ring to his account, tongue-tied Uncle Cawthorn cuts him off. The ring is for pretty blonde Anita Louise (as Hazel Robinson), but she has an offer from another suitor; responsible Richard "Dick" Purcell (as Randolph "Doc" Jenkins) is also preferred by Ms. Louise's parents, Gene and Kathleen Lockhart (as John "Jackie Boy" and Ella Robinson)...

Alexander decides to use flattery to his advantage...

What makes this fine adaptation of Barry Conners' Broadway success "Applesauce" (1925) work so well is the use of flattery for something not as sinister as the clever trickster in Aesop's fables; with an especially engaging performance, a smooth-talking Alexander keeps you on his side. The empathetic moment when Alexander seems to accept his loss, and pauses outside her home, is a highlight. Louise is irresistible, with her eavesdropping and next scene with Alexander very well-played. Support from others is excellent, and you get a chance to see future favorite June Lockhart's parents acting together (as Mr. and Mrs. John Robinson).

******** Brides Are Like That (3/22/36) William McGann ~ Ross Alexander, Anita Louise, Joseph Cawthorn, Gene Lockhart


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