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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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26 September 1936 (USA)  »

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Caim e Mabel  »

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Trivia

According to an article from the Rochester Evening Journal by Carol Fitzhugh (June 29, 1936, page 8), all of the clothes that Marion Davies wears in the film are in "ink blue". 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

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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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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