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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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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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Storyline

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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Release Date:

19 June 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Filha do Saltimbanco  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 7, 1938 with W.C. Fields reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

Judge: Mr. Whiffeen tells me your wife has passed away.
Professor Eustace McGargle: Yes, the poor dear was killed in Upper Sandusky - run over by a pie wagon, a hit-and-gallop-away driver. One of the horses stepped upon... Never mind the details! Never mind the details!
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Mary Had a Little Lamb
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Poppy and W.C. Fields!
19 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In this film, W.C. Fields who was one of the great elder comedians of his time plays a carnival performer. He and his daughter, Poppy, arrive in town. It's there that Poppy falls in love with the town's most eligible handsome bachelor. It's a mutual attraction but her breeding and heritage is not attractive. Poppy is a carnival girl who was raised by her father and traveled from town to town with the carnival. She certainly wouldn't get approved by the local society. Anyway, there are tricks and turns that changes everything without spoiling it. W.C. Fields was a comic genius on stage and in film before television. He was one of the great legends that came to film in his winter of his career. Even though, the cast is first rate but the writing is weak. Anyway it's entertaining and unforgettable. Watch W.C. Fields performing is a timeless treasure.


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