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Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free spirited artist in an auto trailer have romantic complications in this screwball comedy.

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Margit Agnew
Florence Rice ...
Irene Agnew
John Beal ...
Waldo Beaver
Jessie Ralph ...
Mrs. Kensington-Bly
Edgar Kennedy ...
Spike
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Keough
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Keough
Barnett Parker ...
Flint
Katharine Alexander ...
Claire Lodge
Priscilla Lawson ...
Felice
Bert Roach ...
Shrank
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Storyline

Waldo and Irene have been living with Margit for the four years that they have been engaged. Margit has planned the wedding and the honeymoon - in fact, Margit plans everything down to what they will have for breakfast every day. The only problem is that Waldo is a milquetoast and Irene does not want to be married to a milquetoast. So she says she is in love with Charlie, a bohemian artist/producer who lives in a trailer behind Spike's Place. When Margit confronts Charlie about giving up Irene, Charlie sees that she is the one for him. To make everyone happy, Charlie will have to help Waldo get a backbone. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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A Riot of Laughs!

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Comedy | Romance

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15 October 1937 (USA)  »

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Doppelhochzeit  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several performers in studio records and casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were, with their character names, Charles Coleman (Mrs. Bly's Butler), Josephine Whittell (Woman Customer), Mitchell Lewis (Orator) and John 'Skins' Miller (Pickpocket). According to a news item, Robert Benchley was to have a featured role, but he wasn't in the movie either. See more »

Goofs

In a scene near the end that takes place in William Powell's trailer, an Oscar statuette is visible in the background standing on a white shelf. In the next shot, the statuette is on top of a black box that is on the white shelf. The following shot has the Oscar back on the white shelf. A few moments later, the statuette is knocked over, and is seen toppling from on top of the black box again. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Kensington-Bly: How many children are they going to have?
Margit Agnew: Well, naturally that's up to them.
Mrs. Kensington-Bly: Well, that's mighty white of you.
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Connections

Featured in The Romance of Celluloid (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a cappella by four drunks at Spike's
Reprised by the band at the wedding
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Mostly amusing free-for-all...
28 November 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A screwball romantic comedy...but somebody forgot to tighten the screws. Confusion reigns after a ne'er-do-well man becomes involved with both a would-be actress and her domineering, humorless sister. Funny cast (including the "Thin Man" couple, Myrna Loy and William Powell) have a high time with their eccentric characters and fast, witty dialogue, but the plot is extremely thin, taking everyone around in circles. Too bad this didn't have firmer handling, the potential was here for a comedy classic. Loy's continuous bad temper gets the biggest laughs, however the wild slapstick climax boasts some very amusing sight-gags. **1/2 from ****


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