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Love on a Bet (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 6 March 1936 (USA)
In order to raise money to produce a play (as well as prove that the plot isn't ridiculous), Michael McCreigh makes a bet with his Uncle Carlton that he can begin in Central Park in his ... See full summary »

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Paula Gilbert
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Aunt Charlotte
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Uncle Carlton MacCreigh
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Plaza Ritz Hotel Owner
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Stephen Dody
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Jackson Wallace
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Donovan, Stupid Escaped Con
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Morton, Escaped Con
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In order to raise money to produce a play (as well as prove that the plot isn't ridiculous), Michael McCreigh makes a bet with his Uncle Carlton that he can begin in Central Park in his underwear and, without paying or borrowing for transportation, get to California in 10 days with a decent suit, $100...and a fiance. If he wins, he gets $15,000 to produce the play; if he loses, he must accept a job in his uncle's packing plant. Written by Arlene K. Witt <arlene@inx.net>

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Don't Bet on Love  »

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California Here I Come
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Written by Al Jolson, Buddy G. DeSylva and Joseph Meyer
Played as part of the score when Michael starts hitching to California
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What a fun movie! Witty, snappy, quirky plot.
20 February 1999 | by (San Diego) – See all my reviews

One of the wittiest comedies I've ever seen. Intelligently written, every line is worth hearing. Delivery and timing are nearly perfect. The story is original; strange, but fun. Nice mix of comedy and romance, with a happy twist ending. Holds up very well against "It Happened One Night" which won all five major academy awards when it was released two years earlier. So many similarities: romantic comedy taking place in a very short span of time under very unusual, but somehow believable, circumstances. Not high art, but if you like the romantic comedies of the 30s and 40s, you'll love this movie.


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