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Love Begins at Twenty (1936)

Horatio Gillingwater, a hen-pecked husband of long standing, takes up boozing and begins to wear the family pants and take charge of family matters, including aiding the romance of his daughter, Lois, with Jerry Wayne.

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Jacob 'Jake' Buckley
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Jonathan Ramp
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Gangster Mugsy O'Bannion - aka Harold McCauley
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Miss Perkins - Ramp's Secretary
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Justice Felton
Sol Gorss ...
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Lester - O'Bannion's Driver
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Sheriff Bert Hanson
Milton Kibbee ...
Wilbur - Detective (as Milt Kibbee)
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Horatio Gillingwater (Hugh Herbert), a hen-pecked husband of long standing, takes up boozing and begins to wear the family pants and take charge of family matters, including aiding the romance of his daughter, Lois (Patricia Ellis), with Jerry Wayne (Warren Hull...and several misadventures with people and incidents way out of his normal element. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddentlink.net>

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WHEN CUPID'S STUPID - HUGH COMES THROUH! Leave it to Hugh Herbert to teach the youngsters something new about love! He's a panic as the head of the looniest family you're ever met! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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22 August 1936 (USA)  »

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All One Night  »

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Trivia

Horatio's original salary of $150 per month would equate to nearly $2,600 per month in 2017. See more »

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On his trolley trip into Fort Vernal, Horatio passes the the same two billboards twice within a couple seconds (on the rear projection behind him). See more »

Connections

Version of Calling All Husbands (1940) See more »

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She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain When She Comes
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Played on piano by Hobart Cavanaugh at the wedding
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A Small Triumph For Mister Hugh Herbert
11 November 2001 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A gently eccentric fellow finds his life complicated by a bullying wife, an acidulous boss, a quickie marriage & a bank robbery.

LOVE BEGINS AT TWENTY is a fine example of the comedies which Warner Brothers Studio produced almost endlessly during the 1930's - fast, frugal & fun. Throw in a little crime for dramatic effect and the services of the Studio's array of character actors - the formula rarely failed to produce some good entertainment at the bottom of a double bill. Here, an added attraction for today's audience is knowing that the script was co-written by a young Dalton Trumbo.

A whimsical Hugh Herbert sparks the story as the harried hero. The comic relief in many a film, here he is hilarious as the main star. He receives solid support from another worthy character actor, vinegar visaged Clarence Wilson playing his caustic employer. Together these two - sweet & sour - keep the laughs coming.

Plump Dorothy Vaughan as Herbert's Xanthippe, Mary Treen as their tart-tempered daughter, Hobart Cavanaugh as a bumbling friend and Arthur Aylesworth as a comically deaf judge all add to the merriment.

Patricia Ellis & Warren Hull handle the romantic angle of the film, but wisely it is never allowed to intrude too much. Movie mavens will recognize Tommy Bupp & Dickie Jones as the youngsters Herbert regales on the train with his wrestling yarns.


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