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Strike Me Pink (1936)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  24 January 1936 (USA)
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Meek Eddie Pink becomes manager of an amusement park beset by mobsters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Joyce Lennox
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Claribel Higg
Harry Parke ...
Parkyakarkus (as Parkyakarkus)
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Mr. Copple
The Goldwyn Girls ...
Themselves
Helen Lowell ...
Hattie 'Ma' Carson (as Helene Lowell)
Gordon Jones ...
Butch Carson
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Vance
Jack La Rue ...
Mr. Thrust (as Jack LaRue)
Sunnie O'Dea ...
Sunnie
Dona Drake ...
Mademoiselle Fifi (as Rita Rio)
Edward Brophy ...
Killer
Sid Fields ...
Chorley Lennox (as Sidney H. Fields)
Don Brodie ...
Mr. Marsh
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Storyline

After helping a numbskull graduate college, a nebbish blunders into a job running an amusement park. There he wards off a variety of con artists and other miscreants while he pursues a nightclub singer. Written by Andrei Blok

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Comedy | Musical

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

24 January 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

As Mil Mentiras  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stock footage from atop the Ferris wheel at Palisades Amusement Park on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River was used for the background when Eddie and Joyce are stopped on top of the Ferris wheel at the fictional 'Dreamland' as you can clearly see the George Washington Bridge behind them. See more »

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Soundtracks

I Love You Truly
(1906) (uncredited)
Written by Carrie Jacobs Bond
In the score during the tunnel of love and ferris wheel scenes
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The last and the least of the Cantor-Goldwyn films.
9 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you have not seen "Whoopee!" or "Palmy Days" or "Kid Millions" or "Roman Scandals" or "The Kid from Spain", you may think that "Strike Me Pink" is a pretty funny comedy. However, compared to the films mentioned above, it just doesn't make it. Instead of writing for his usual "frightened and nervous little man" persona, Cantor is given a script which would be better suited to Harold Lloyd. The musical numbers, though serviceable, are not even close to the great songs introduced in the previous pictures. Casting Ethel Merman, so perfect in "Kid Millions", as the romantic lead was a total mistake. Parkyakarkus and Bill Frawley are descent comic foils for Cantor, but somehow it all seems a little contrived. If you have seen the other films Cantor made for Goldwyn, this one may be a little disappointing. Don't get me wrong! There are some funny bits in the film. It's certainly not a total disaster, but compared to the films which came before it, it leaves much to be desired.


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