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Cain and Mabel (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 26 September 1936 (USA)
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

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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 ...
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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26 September 1936 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The elaborate musical numbers were filmed within stage 7 (now stage 16) at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank, California. To accommodate the enormous sets, the roof and walls of the structure were raised an additional 35 feet. The project, costing $100,000 in 1936 dollars, was paid for by William Randolph Hearst. See more »

Goofs

During the gargantuan MGM-style "I'll Sing You a Thousand Love Songs" production number, a stage hand can be clearly seen walking behind a white horse and carriage. See more »

Quotes

Aloysius K. Reilly: [aggressively] My name's Aloysius K. Reilly!
Secretary: Well, don't get sore at me. I wasn't at the Christening.
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Connections

Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Sung by the chorus during the grand production number
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Just doesn't make good any which way
3 April 2001 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

The picture seems to be put together from a lot of other pictures (musicals, boxing, backstage on Broadway, romance), but the pieces are of little interest in themselves and don't fit well together.

To me, the many quick jokes are the best part of the picture. Also good are a dance number (in which Marion Davies is clearly outmatched), Roscoe Karns as a PR man, and Allen Jenkins as Clark Gable's boxing trainer.


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