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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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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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Toddy
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Tom Reed
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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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Filmed in 1924 as The Great White Way (1924) for Cosmopolitan and starring Anita Stewart and Oscar Shaw in the roles played by Marion Davies and Clark Gable. In 1924, Davies was too busy to film this one, so it went to Stewart. See more »

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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

Mabel O'Dare: Something's rotten in Denmark.
Aloysius K. Reilly: Well, don't look at me. I never been there.
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Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

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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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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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