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Snowed Under (1936)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  4 April 1936 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
George Brent ...
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Alice Merritt
Glenda Farrell ...
Daisy Lowell
Patricia Ellis ...
Pat Quinn
Frank McHugh ...
Orlando Rowe
John Eldredge ...
McBride
Porter Hall ...
Arthur Layton
Helen Lowell ...
Mrs.Canterbury
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lester Dorr ...
Man in Producer's Office (scenes deleted)
John Elliott ...
First Actor (scenes deleted)
Stuart Holmes ...
Second Actor (scenes deleted)
Naomi Judge ...
Girl (scenes deleted)
Milton Kibbee ...
Bartender (scenes deleted)
Iris March ...
Girl (scenes deleted)
Edward Peil Sr. ...
Man in Producer's Office (scenes deleted)
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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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Quotes

Pat Quinn: Last summer you wouldn't have turned me out in the snow.
Alan Tanner: Last summer there wasn't any snow.
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Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
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Enjoyable AND a bit stupid!
6 September 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

George Brent has writer's block. While he is very talented, his recent plays have bombed and the old formula is gone. So, his agent arranges for his first wife (Genevieve Tobin) to meet him at his vacation retreat, as she had been his writing partner during his glory days. However, this plan is in serious jeopardy since the second ex-wife (Glenda Farrell) shows up--and she is THRILLED with the idea of messing up anything that he was trying to complete. Add to that his secretary (Patricia Ellis)--a woman who wants to become wife #3 but who is also a major distraction.

"Snowed Under" is a kooky comedy--much of the mold of films like "Palm Beach Story", "My Favorite Wife" and "The Man Who Came to Dinner". However, the quality of the film is a couple steps below these excellent films and this is for a variety of reasons. First, occasionally the acting and writing are a bit too broad and the film tried too hard to make you laugh. While I love Glenda Farrell in most films, here she was just too shrill. Also, a few of the scenes were very, very awkward and poorly constructed--such as the fainting scene near the end of the film. The film simply is too goofy and cleaning up the script a bit would have made a better film. It didn't help that the fake snow never melted and looked really, really fake. Overall, watchable and even occasionally enjoyable...but also lacking the polish and fun you might expect in such a film.


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