J.B. Ball, a rich financier, gets fed up with his free-spending family. He takes his wife's just-bought (very expensive) sable coat and throws it out the window, it lands on poor ... See full summary »
Bob Hope is being stalked by a predatory widow who is a widow of wealthy husbands many times over. Martha Raye is a Texan heiress who wants to marry her boyfriend Andy Devine, but her ... See full summary »
Bea Pullman and her daughter Jessie have had a hard time making ends meet since Bea's husband died. Help comes in the form of Delilah Johnson, who agrees to work as Bea's housekeeper in ... See full summary »
Twenty years after his triumphs as a freshman on the football field, Harold is a mild-mannered clerk who dreams about marrying the girl at the desk down the aisle. But losing his job ... See full summary »
One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »
Before watching the Paramount 1937 Comedy "Hotel Haywire" I read several average to below average reviews of it. To my surprise, it was far better than expected. A hard to find Preston Sturges comedy, it was originally written for Burns and Allen. It is a madcap movie with enjoyable, wacky characters in the Sturges' mold. Lots of quick jokes, witty screwball dialogue surrounded by slapstick. Certainly not on par with his more famous early 1940s gems, it is still a fun romp. Lynne Overman and Spring Byington both shine as the lead characters, husband and wife, with great performances by Paramount's Porter Hall and Franklin Pangborn character actors. The frantic ending where everyone converges in adjoining hotel rooms is a gem. Not on par with "Libeled Lady" or "Palm Beach Story" but any fan of Sturges or Screwball comedies will enjoy it.
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