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Snowed Under (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 4 April 1936 (USA)
Alan Tanner's new play opens in a week, but Tanner just can't finish the third act. He's retreated to a snowbound cottage to work, but blonde neighbor Pat Quinn wants to play. Producer ... See full summary »

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Alice Merritt
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Daisy Lowell
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Pat Quinn
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Orlando Rowe
John Eldredge ...
McBride
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Arthur Layton
Helen Lowell ...
Mrs.Canterbury
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Alan Tanner's new play opens in a week, but Tanner just can't finish the third act. He's retreated to a snowbound cottage to work, but blonde neighbor Pat Quinn wants to play. Producer Arthur Layton sends Alice, Alan's first wife, to help him stick to business. But then Daisy, his second wife, shows up wanting her alimony. Stranded with two wives, a girlfriend, and a jug of applejack, Alan still has to finish his play! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Pat Quinn: With me by his side, he wouldn't get into jams!
Alice Merritt: When I was married to him, it was jam for breakfast, jam for lunch, and jam for dinner.
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Jingle Bells
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Music by James Pierpont
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madcap and extremely loud
11 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A nice cast, consisting of George Brent, Gladys George, Frank McHugh, Genevieve Tobin, and John Eldredge star in "Snowed Under," a 1936 Warner Brothers film.

Alan Tanner (Brent) has new play opening in a week, but the play has no acceptable third act.

In order to get it done, Tanner goes to a cottage, which at the moment is snowed under to work in peace. Not happening. His blonde neighbor (Patricia Ellis) is crazy about him and shows up.

The play's producer, Arthur Layton (Porter Hall), dispatches Alan's first wife Alice (Tobin) to keep him on task. Unfortunately Alan's second wife, Daisy (Farrell), shows up and demands her alimony.

Soon the women are screaming at one another and fighting over who can help Alan more. And the neighbor wants to know where she stands. Meanwhile Alan can't get any work done.

This is a madcap comedy and for some reason I found it incredibly loud and a little too crazy. It's a fun premise, but for what it was, I found it loud and somewhat pushed. It has a certain sophistication to it, but as it continues, it goes over the top.

Frank McHugh is a scream as a deputy sent to arrest Alan, and he just may find some peace if he can only get to jail. With a little more attention, this film would have been much better.


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