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Colleen (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 21 March 1936 (USA)
The Ames Company makes every effort to keep Uncle Cedric away from any decisions or work. This is in the best interests for him and the company. Trouble starts when he hires a schemer named... See full summary »

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The Ames Company makes every effort to keep Uncle Cedric away from any decisions or work. This is in the best interests for him and the company. Trouble starts when he hires a schemer named Joe as his personal assistant and then a gal named Minnie who loves fashion. He buys Minnie a dress shop where Colleen is the bookkeeper and scandal soon follows. When Donald goes to shut down the shop, he doesn't as he is infatuated by Colleen. Colleen runs the shop and fashion shows and starts to make a profit, but Minnie starts a scandal when Cedric tries to adopt her, but doesn't - much to the horror of Alicia and the amusement of the press. Then Joe sues Donald for the loss of Colleen's affection. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Colleen, A Modista  »

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The running time at a press preview was 100 minutes, but it was cut to 89 minutes before release. See more »

Quotes

Minnie Hawkins: You sure do things up right. You're a regular man-about-town.
Joe Cork: "Man-about-town"? Hey listen, honey, you ain't seen nothin' yet. I'm the original boulevardier from the Bronx. Ha ha!
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Bridal Chorus
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played in the "The Magic and the Mystery of Clothes" number when a bridal gown is shown
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Cast =8, Material = 4. A composite 6.
20 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

A fine cast outperforms the material that was given. Two of the dance numbers are worth the price of admission. The major number with Ruby Keeler and Paul Draper leads me to reevaluate Keeler's ability. I have seen a Dick Powell interview in which he stated that Ruby was only an average dancer. She certainly was not an Eleanor Powell or Ann Miller, but "The Stomper" was better than I had thought.

The Joan Blondell/Jack Oakie ballroom type segment was truly enjoyable. In fact, I'll call it delightful. Watched it four times before proceeding with the remainder of the movie.

Two of the reviewers of this movie have each made an incorrect statement. 1.)Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler were not married at the time this movie was made. They never were married to each other. Keeler was married at the time to Al Jolson. The reviewer might have been thinking thinking of Dick's marriage to co-star Joan Blondell. They were wed from September 19,1936 to July 14,1944. 2.)Cast member Hugh Herbert did not co-write the script for "Colleen". F. Hugh Herbert was the co-writer. These were two different persons.


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