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Cain and Mabel (1936)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  26 September 1936 (USA)
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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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Reilly
Walter Catlett ...
Jake Sherman
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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 ...
Robert Middlemass ...
Cafe Proprietor
Joseph Crehan ...
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 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: Something's rotten in Denmark.
Mabel O'Dare: 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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Coney Island
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played at the rehearsals in the theater and hotel room
Performed by Marion Davies, Sammy White and chorus
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Snappy Comedy
19 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Marion Davies and Clark Gable star together in a second film as a Broadway star and a prize fighter who get tricked into a phony publicity romance to increase their box office draw.

Lots of snappy lines here as the 2 stars go through their paces, accompanied by a solid supporting cast. Plus Davies gets to star is two lavish production numbers. The Coney Island romp is fun with Davies singing and dancing with Sammy White. The Thousand Love Songs number is built on a huge stage (biggest ever, according to Marion Davies expert, Nick Langdon). Too bad the dance double is badly done. Still a lot of fun all round.

Ruth Donnelly, William Collier, Allen Jenkins, Pert Kelton, Robert Paige (billed as David Carlyle), Hobart Cavanaugh, Marie Prevost, E.E. Clive, and Roscoe Karns co-star. Sammy White is terrific in the Coney Island number, following up a great turn in SHOW BOAT with Irene Dunne.

Davies would make only one more film after CAIN AND MABEL.


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