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Poppy (1936)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  19 June 1936 (USA)
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Carny con artist and snake-oil salesman Eustace McGargle tries to stay one step ahead of the sheriff but is completely devoted to his beloved daughter Poppy.

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Complete credited cast:
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Prof. Eustace P. McGargle
Rochelle Hudson ...
Poppy
Richard Cromwell ...
Billy Farnsworth
Catherine Doucet ...
Countess Maggi Tubbs DePuizzi (as Catharine Doucet)
Lynne Overman ...
Attorney Eddie G. Whiffen
Granville Bates ...
Mayor Farnsworth
Maude Eburne ...
Sarah Tucker
Bill Wolfe ...
Adrian Morris ...
Constable Bowman
Rosalind Keith ...
Frances Parker
Ralph Remley ...
Carnival Manager
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Poppy, daughter of carnival medicine salesman Professor McGargle, falls in love with the Mayor's son. Countess Maggie Tubbs DePuizzi is claimant to the Putnam estates, but McGargle and lawyer Wiffen plot to make Poppy claim the fortune. Wiffen and the Countess double-cross the Professor, but kindly Sarah Tucker notices a resemble between Poppy and the deceased Mrs. Putnam. It turns out that McGargle adopted the girl, she is the rightful heir, the purported Countess is only a showgirl, and every one has a happy ending. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Trivia

Prof. Eustace McGargle was W.C. Fields' most frequently performed role, having played it for 328 performances on Broadway in 1923 and in the silent movie Sally of the Sawdust (1925) before making this film version. See more »

Quotes

Professor Eustace McGargle: Ah, what a charming little lean-to!
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Mary Had a Little Lamb
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A remake of "Sally of the Sawdust"

WC Fields stars as a circus performer whose daughter claims to be heir to a small-town fortune. A sentimental comedy with music and schmaltzy love story (Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell), Field is--as always--watchable and quite good in a fairly straight role. However, character actresses Catherine Doucet and Maude Eburne steal the film as a fake countess and Hudson's benefactress. Fields film regular Bill Wolfe is also fun. This old-timey comedy has a Chaplin-like feel in its blending of humor and pathos. A near-miss for Fields but still worth watching for his good performance and a couple of classic routines.


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