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Small Town Girl (1936)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  10 April 1936 (USA)
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Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Katherine 'Kay' Brannan
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Dr. Robert 'Bob' Dakin
Binnie Barnes ...
Priscilla Hyde
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George Brannan
Lewis Stone ...
Doctor Dakin
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Ma Brannan
Frank Craven ...
Will 'Pa' Brannan
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Elmer Clampett
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Emily 'Em' Brannan
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Dr. Ned Fabre
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Mrs. Dakin
Robert Greig ...
Childers, Dakin's Butler
Edgar Kennedy ...
Captain Mack
Willie Fung ...
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Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while drunk and then proceeds to take her out on a night on the town. Kay likes the stranger, and when the drunken Bob decides that they should get married, Kay hesitates little before consenting. The morning after the affair, Bob, once sober, regrets his mistake. His strict and upright parents, however, insist that the young couple pretend marriage for 6 months before divorcing, in order to avoid bad publicity. Bob resents Kay for standing in the way of him and his fiancée, Priscilla, but Kay still hopes that he'd have a change of heart. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

10 April 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

One Horse Town  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

Was originally set to star Jean Harlow as Kay and Robert Montgomery as Bob. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Robert 'Bob' Dakin: The telephone is a marvelous invention but you should never use one while standing in a bathtub.
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Opening credits are shown on the turning pages of a book. See more »

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Featured in Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Boola Boola
(uncredited)
Written by Allan M. Hirsch
Adapted from "La Hoola Boola"
Written by Bob Cole and Billy Johnson
Played and Sung at Tait's Tavern
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An entertaining romantic comedy despite the improbable premise.
24 March 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

I'm always leery of any film in which a couple marry when they are drunk and then can't remember what happened later when they are sober. That is partially the premise in this film; it is Robert Taylor who is the drunkard and he recalls what happened with great difficulty. Janet Gaynor had been drinking, but she knew what she was doing and took the opportunity to get out of her small-town humdrum life. To me, the situation is virtually impossible, and what J.P. would marry a man who is that pie-eyed? Still, once the event happens, I found myself rather enjoying most of the rest of the movie despite its predictability. Only the yacht trip dragged a little.

I confess I was never a Taylor or Gaynor fan when I say that the best one in the film is 8th-billed James Stewart, playing Gaynor's home-town boyfriend. It wasn't too much longer when his star shone much brighter than either of the two stars in this film.


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