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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
Robert Middlemass ...
Cafe Proprietor
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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

225 dancers were utilized for the "Thousand Love Songs" musical number. 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

Toddy: Listen, if you ever lose that voice, you'll end up as a ventriloquist dummy.
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Connections

Referenced in Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

L'amour, toujours, l'amour
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Catherine Chisholm Cushing
Sung 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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