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Kelly the Second (1936)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 21 August 1936 (USA)

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(screen play) (as Jeff Moffitt), (screen play) (as William Terhune) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Molly
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Cecil Callahan (as Guinn Williams)
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Doc Klum
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Gloria
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Ike Arnold
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Spike
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Butch Flynn
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Judge (as DeWitt C. Jennings)
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Dan
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Taglines:

Exposing the prize fighting racket from the laff side!! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

21 August 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Irish Washerwoman  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Press previews for the film in April, 1936 ran 85 minutes, but 15 minutes were cut for the released film in August, 1936. Billy Gilbert's role as "Fur Trader" did not survive the cut. It is not known if the preview print was shown anywhere to paying customers. See more »

Connections

Edited into Kelly Finds a Fighter (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

The Irish Washerwoman
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played on a radio, on a record and an on an hurdy gurdy
Played also by an orchestra at the party and danced by Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams with Pert Kelton and Patsy Kelly with Charley Chase
Sung a cappella by Patsy Kelly and others at the fight
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The quality of humor is not strained....
20 April 2009 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

This picture was shown on TCM recently and it is strictly for hard-core Patsy Kelly fans. Apparently it was a vehicle for her in hopes it would lead to a series of films, according to Maltin.

But Patsy Kelly is an acquired taste and this film did her no favors. The humor is extremely broad and the storyline is vapid. The climax has to be seen to be believed and is far removed from true comedy. The one bright light is the inimitable Charley Chase who injects as much fun as he can into the proceedings and which sorely needs his expertise.

Can't really recommend this one except for the historical value via a glimpse of some of '30's Hollywood's great extras and character actors. A rainy day movie - but it is only 70 minutes long and doesn't kill enough bad weather time.


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