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Strike Me Pink (1936)

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

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Joyce Lennox
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Claribel Higg
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Parkyakarkus (as Parkyakarkus)
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Mr. Copple
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Themselves
Helen Lowell ...
Hattie 'Ma' Carson (as Helene Lowell)
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Butch Carson
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Vance
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Mr. Thrust (as Jack LaRue)
Sunnie O'Dea ...
Sunnie
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Mademoiselle Fifi (as Rita Rio)
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Killer
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Chorley Lennox (as Sidney H. Fields)
Don Brodie ...
Mr. Marsh
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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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24 January 1936 (USA)  »

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As Mil Mentiras  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Clarence Budington Kelland wrote his story as a vehicle for Harold Lloyd. See more »

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Referenced in Yellow Submarine (1968) See more »

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
In the score for The Flying Kitchens trapeze act
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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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