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

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Minnie Hawkins: This sure is an elegant chop suey parlor. It don't look on the level to me.
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Edited into Six Hits and a Miss (1942) See more »

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I Don't Have to Dream Again
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Dick Powell and chorus and danced by chorus
Sung as "The Magic and the Mystery of Clothes" by Ruby Keeler
Danced by Ruby Keeler and Paul Draper
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Breezy entertainment
19 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

I was surprised to see how many IMDb contributors gave this movie a thumbs down. The story isn't any more substantial than a few dozen other romantic comedies of the time. But it moves along at a merry pace, especially when the cast takes over an ocean liner. And there are enough plot twists to keep it rolling. Dick Powell is his usual easygoing self. Ruby Keeler is surprisingly good --for an actress who had more than her share of detractors. Hugh Herbert dithers amusingly. And even Joan Blondell scores as a woman on the loose. Add some stylish production numbers-- with the usual bevy of toe-tapping chorus girls led by Keeler and Paul Draper -- and you've got a pleasant 90 minutes or so.


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