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Hitch Hike Lady (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 28 December 1935 (USA)
In this touching tale, an elderly British woman saves up enough money to visit her son in the U.S. She believes that he is doing well, but he is actually a prisoner in San Quentin.

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Mrs. Amelia Blake
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Judith Martin
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Mortimer Wingate
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Jimmy Peyton (as Jimmy Ellison)
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Cluck Regan
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Mrs. Bayne
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Judge Hale
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Farmer
Harold Waldridge ...
Oswald Brown
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Ed Simpson
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Mr. Harker - Green-grocer
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Miner (as George Hayes)
Dell Henderson ...
Williams
Clay Clement ...
Warden
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Motorcycle Officer
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In this touching tale, an elderly British woman saves up enough money to visit her son in the U.S. She believes that he is doing well, but he is actually a prisoner in San Quentin.

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Highway hilarity that will tie up titter traffic! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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28 December 1935 (USA)  »

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A Dama Errante  »

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(RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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A nitrate print of this film is held by the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and is not listed for preservation. See more »

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Song of the Highway
Written by Wallace MacDonald
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Charming, feel-good early comedy
28 August 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this episodic comedy, a cash-strapped older Englishwoman (Alison Skipworth) hitchhikes from New York to California to pay a surprise visit to her son. She mistakenly believes that San Quentin, the return address on his letters, is his orange ranch.

Along the way she shares misadventures with various new friends: a young woman, a trailer salesman, and a pair of wanted criminals.

It's not an all-time classic, but I loved spending an hour or so with these characters. The film has a solid cast, and even James Ellison (who I usually think of as a B-movie cowboy) acquits himself well here in a romantic-comedy role.

I saw the 77-minute theatrical version (rather than the 53-minute TV print) and found the pacing and storytelling just right.


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