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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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Storyline

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)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on the turning pages of a book. See more »

Connections

References The Merry Widow (1934) 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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Good Romance
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Small Town Girl (1936)

*** (out of 4)

Charming Cinderella type story about a poor farm girl (Janet Gaynor) who goes out with a rich playboy (Robert Taylor) and after getting drunk the two are married. When they sober up they realize the mistake they've made but agree to stay married for six months so that the scandal won't ruin his career. Director Wellman handles the rather sappy story very well and the two stars really shine, which is the main reason this film works. Gaynor is very charming here and quite believable as the poor girl who gets caught up in something she didn't expect. Taylor is equally impressive and is able to be charming yet a jerk at the same time. The strong supporting cast includes Lewis Stone, Binnie Barnes, Andy Devine and James Stewart. The film runs a tad bit too long and is quite predictable but there's no denying the charm between the cast.


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