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Pennies from Heaven (1936)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Musical  -  25 November 1936 (USA)
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Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her ... See full summary »

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Larry Poole
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Susan Sprague
Edith Fellows ...
Patsy Smith
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Henry
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Gramp Smith
John Gallaudet ...
J. C. Hart
William Stack ...
Clarence B. Carmichael
Nana Bryant ...
Miss Howard
Tom Dugan ...
Crowbar Miller (as Tommy Dugan)
Nydia Westman ...
Slavey - Hotel Maid
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Larry Poole, in prison on a false charge, promise an inmate that when he gets out he will look up and help out a family. The family turns out to be a young girl, Patsy Smith, and her elderly grandfather who need lots of help. This delays Larry from following his dream and going to Venice and becoming a gondolier. Instead he becomes a street singer and, while singing in the street, meets a pretty welfare worker, Susan Sprague. She takes a dim view of Patsy's welfare under the guardianship of Larry and her grandfather, and starts proceedings to have Patsy placed in an orphanage. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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ROMANCE...when he rambles the open road with a yen for revenge on a two-timin' gal who done him wrong! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Musical

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25 November 1936 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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Louis Armstrong was hired for this movie at Bing Crosby's insistence. Crosby also insisted that Armstrong receive prominent billing, the first time a black actor shared top billing with white actors in a major release film. See more »

Quotes

Susan Sprague: Are you married?
Larry Poole: No, I'm sane!
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Connections

Featured in The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Call a Heart a Heart
(1936)
Music by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby with Louis Armstrong and His Band
Played also as background music
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Every Time it Rains, It Rains
20 September 2002 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

I was ten years old and this was one of Bing Crosby's earliest films. Oh how I used to enjoy all his films! I believe this is the first film he did with the great Louis Armstrong. What a joy and thrill to all that great music; same for Birth of the Blues.


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