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Times Square Playboy (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 9 May 1936 (USA)
A stock broker's best man thinks the bride-to-be and her family are just out for the groom's money, so he does everything he can to prevent the wedding.

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(as William McGann)

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Cast

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Victor 'Vic' Arnold
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Beth Calhoun,aka Fay Melody
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Casey, Vic's Butler / Trainer
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P.H. 'Ban' / 'Pig Head' Bancroft
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Lottie Bancroft
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Wally Calhoun
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Joe Roberts
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Mr. Mort Calhoun
Dorothy Vaughan ...
Mrs. Nellie Calhoun
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A stock broker's best man thinks the bride-to-be and her family are just out for the groom's money, so he does everything he can to prevent the wedding.

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Comedy | Drama

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Broadway Playboy  »

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The screenplay was based on the Broadway production of "The Home Towners" by George M. Cohan which opened at the Hudson Theater on August 23, 1926 and ran for 64 performances. See more »

Goofs

At the club, Joe moves the champagne glass in front of himself twice. See more »

Quotes

P.H. 'Ben': [to Vic] Better men than you have tripped over a petticoat. Many a barmaid has toppled a throne.
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Connections

Version of The Home Towners (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Looking for Trouble
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Joan Jasmyn
Sung by June Travis at the nightclub
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Lots of Fun
12 October 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of rare movie I like to see turn up. It isn't hilarious. It isn't a film noir -- and when a new noir turns up I get very excited.

But here we have Warren William, never my favorite, doing a bang-up job.

His character has fallen for a nightclub singer. She has a large family, who seem to be involved in his life too. Enter his friend from times gone by: "Pig Head" Bancroft. He is to be best man at the wedding.

Pig Head sizes this crew up on his own. Let's say he adds two and two and comes up with four and a half. It's great fun seeing things resolve themselves.

This is not a cast of big names. It's a lot of character actors. And they do a splendid job!


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