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In a case of odd future coincidence, Lynn Bari, who appears in the uncredited role of a football game spectator, would marry Sid Luft as her second husband in 1943. Nine years later Judy Garland, who played Sairy Dodd, would marry the very same Sid Luft as her third husband in 1952. See more »
The last name of Elisha Cook Jr.'s character is spelled "Van Dyke" in the end credits. However, every time it is seen on-screen during the film, e.g. on the pamphlets he hands out, it is spelled "Van Dyck." See more »
For those who pooh-poohed this film, remember Stu Erwin received a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination for this film. Patsy Kelly is always a wonderful comedienne. This is a film to lift the spirits. Made at a time when Americans needed to have their spirits boosted. The premise is admittedly bogus, but the result is a great laugh riot. Years ago I recorded it from an AMC broadcast and played it for my parents (both depression era children - neither recalled it) they couldn't stop laughing. I'm certain it received the same reaction when it first appeared in 1935. It is an example to humor with out bawdy references. I wish it were on DVD, I'd buy in an instant. This helped buoy spirits in an era before Adolph Hitler raised the US economy out of the Depression.
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