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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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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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26 September 1936 (USA)  »

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Caim e Mabel  »

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Trivia

Perc Westmore, the makeup designer for this film, told journalist Sheilah Graham in a 1936 interview that his design for the "Thousand Love Songs" musical number facilitated the enlargement of Stage 16 on the Warners lot. 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

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

Soundtracks

Here Comes Chiquita
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by the male chorus
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Marion Davies Was a Natural Comedy Talent!
26 January 2005 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I have to respectfully disagree with the reviewer regarding his take that Marion Davies showed no discernible talent for comedy! Doing comedy was the prime talent that she excelled in. Even if this movie was not particularly memorable, Davies does quite well, particularly in the number with Sammy White--if anything, she's at her whimsical best. Marion Davies has always been underrated in her films, often by those who have not seen enough of her performances. Among those usually seen on TCM are Going' HOLLYWOOD(1933) and PEG O'MY HEART (1932), both pretty decent showcases for her. Her best features are more elusive, those produced during the silent era. Of these, one of the more available is SHOW PEOPLE (1928), one of her most highly regarded films. Her natural flair for comedy is in full force, and should put to rest any doubts about her so-called lack of comedic skills.


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