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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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Dodo
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Reilly
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Jake Sherman
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Ronny Cauldwell (as David Carlyle)
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Milo
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Aunt Mimi
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Toddy
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Pop Walters
Sammy White ...
Specialty - Coney Island Number
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Charles Fendwick
Allen Pomeroy ...
Tom Reed
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Cafe Proprietor
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Reed's Manager
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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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Trivia

The carousel used in the Coney Island sequence was built for the film at a cost of $35,000. Marion Davies kept it for her Santa Monica home after filming wrapped. 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: Now, if you could only sing or dance or juggle or something, I could fix it up like that. Jake Sherman's putting on a show.
Aunt Mimi: You know Jake Sherman?
Aloysius K. Reilly: Couldn't be closer to him if I was his Siamese brother.
Aunt Mimi: Then she works. Mabel can dance. I've been teachin' her steps ever since she was a little nipper.
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Connections

Featured in Three Cheers for the Girls (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme from '42nd Street'
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Performed by the nightclub band
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Much under-rated musical comedy, lots of wise cracks.
19 January 1999 | by (Sacramento, Cailfornia) – See all my reviews

Marion Davies and Clark Gable work very well together. Along with an all-star cast, CAIN AND MABEL is fast moving wise-cracking fun! The musical numbers are outrageous in presentation, especially the "I'll Sing You A Thousand Love Songs" number, which required building the largest soundstage in Hollywood (Burbank actually), Stage #7 on the Warner lot. It's not GONE WITH THE WIND, but it doesn't try to be; it's just fun.


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