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Marry the Girl (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 13 July 1937 (USA)
The offices of a great newspaper syndicate are presided over by John B. Radway, obviously a nut, and his sister Ollie Radway, obviously the brains in the family. David "Party" Partridge, ... See full summary »

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(as William McGann)

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Ollie Radway
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Michael 'Mike' Forrester
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Jasper
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Buster
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Drake (as William Davidson)
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The offices of a great newspaper syndicate are presided over by John B. Radway, obviously a nut, and his sister Ollie Radway, obviously the brains in the family. David "Party" Partridge, the general manager née flunky, has three tasks to get accomplished; he has to get Mike Forrester, the syndicates best cartoonist, on the water wagon and back to work; he must persuade Dr. Stryker, an eccentric writer on psychiatry, to sign a new contract' and, most importantly, he must prevent Virginia Radway, whom he loves him himself, from marrying Dimitri Kyeff, no shrinking violet in the eccentric department himself. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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LOOK OUT BELOW! WE'RE LETTING 'EM GO! The Bughouse Wouldn't Keep 'Em...So We Put 'Em In This Show!.

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Comedy | Romance

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Approved
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Dixie's Land
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Music by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played by Hugh Herbert on a harmonica
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A supposed screwball comedy, but very contrived and not very funny.
7 February 2000 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

Hugh Herbert and sister Mary Boland own and run a firm which supplies syndicated items to newspapers, but it's hard to understand how they ever got into that position. Herbert plays it as dumb as can be, and woo-woos you to death in a type of humor I never could stand. And Mary Boland is a bit dizzy herself, as is Carol Hughes, another member of the family. The movie is filled with gangsters, nutty people in a sanitarium, a love triangle, a mad Russian artist in Mischa Auer, etc., but it never really catches on. About the only gag that made me laugh had Frank McHugh shooting a gun into a painting of peaceful ducks on a lake, and seeing the ducks fly away. Almost a total waste of time.

Movies were made so fast and cheap in those days that errors were inevitable. Teddy Hart is billed as "Bill" in the end credits, but he's called only "Biff" in the movie. And the sanitarium had a sign on a brick wall announcing it was a "sanatarium."


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