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Cain and Mabel (1936)

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A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Larry Cain
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Dodo
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Reilly
Walter Catlett ...
Jake Sherman
Robert Paige ...
Ronny Cauldwell (as David Carlyle)
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Milo
Ruth Donnelly ...
Aunt Mimi
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Toddy
William Collier Sr. ...
Pop Walters
Sammy White ...
Specialty - Coney Island Number
E.E. Clive ...
Charles Fendwick
Allen Pomeroy ...
Tom Reed
Robert Middlemass ...
Cafe Proprietor
Joseph Crehan ...
Reed's Manager
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Storyline

The managers of heavyweight champion Larry Cain and Broadway musical star Mabel O'Dare scheme up a romance to give the celebrities more glamour. But the two don't hit it off, having started on the wrong foot. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@alumni.umbc.edu>

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Warner Brothers' Biggest Musical Extravaganza in Three Years! See more »


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26 September 1936 (USA)  »

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Caim e Mabel  »

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Trivia

Clark Gable had to shave his (by then) trademark mustache for Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) and he was kept clean shaven for this film. He grew his mustache back for San Francisco (1936). See more »

Goofs

During the bout where Gable is knocked out, the camera shows the lighted round indicator. Indicating round 2, the counter changes to 8, denoting progression of time. Back on the fight, the film shows the indicator at round 7 when he is KO'ed. Never got to round 8. See more »

Quotes

Pat 'Pop' Walters: Cut it out, Larry. Hitting a lady ain't cricket. It ain't even pinochle.
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Connections

Remake of The Great White Way (1924) See more »

Soundtracks

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
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Traditional
Lyrics by Thomas Moore (1808)
Sung by Dick Dennis during the grand production number
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Very Funny
18 April 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This movie is a must see for anyone who is a screwball comedy fan. I found it to be very very funny. Why it is not on video, I don't know. It is something that can could be seen multiple times. It is packed full of one liners, glamour (Marion and Clark), humorous story line and a few rather interesting show numbers. I would rate it right up there with "Red Dust" and "Idiot's Delight".


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