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Mister Cinderella (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 October 1936 (USA)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Jenkins
Patricia 'Pat' Randolph
Arthur Treacher ...
Watkins, Randolph's Butler
Peter Randolph
Robert McWade ...
Mr. J.J. Gates
Rosina Lawrence ...
Maizie Merriweather
Aloysius P. Merriweather
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Aunt Penelope 'Penny' Winfield
Detective McNutt
Charlotte Wynters ...
Spike Nolan
Lil, Maizie's Friend
Lulu, the Cashier
Mr. Emmett Fawcett
Mr. Simpson


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Release Date:

23 October 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mr. Cinderella  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When running without a driver, a rod or other guide apparatus can be seen under the front of the Randolph vehicle. See more »

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A delightful, screwball comedy.
15 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I saw this movie for the first time last night, and it was a fun, funny, and wonderful movie. Now, for perspective, I'm writing this as a huge fan of silent slapstick and someone who has fun with the screwball comedies of the '30s.

Jack Haley plays Joe Jenkins, a barber who reads the Society magazines. He's cutting a man's hair when the man, reading the mag, comes across the picture of Patricia Robertson (Betty Furness) and cuts a line in the back of the man's head whilst in a swoon. Through a series of circumstances, he does meet her, while pretending to be someone else.

I'm not going to give away any more, because the madcap way in which things unfold is part of the movie's charm. You think, "What are the chances of THAT happening?" Well, the chances are nil – it's a movie! – but after some tension and uncertainty, everything works out.

I liked the performances Edward Brophy as Detective McNuttt and, especially, Arthur Treacher as the butler, Watkins. Furness if charming. Haley, "the Tin Man" from elsewhere, reminded me very much of Harry Langdon, though not quite as much the child.

If you get a chance to see this movie and like to carry a smile, see it for sure.

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