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Mr. Boggs Steps Out (1938)

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Oliver Boggs, a typical office drone, with no success in sight, who can spout statistics about anything and everything, wins $1500 in a bean-guessing contest at the movie theatre, quits his... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Oliver Boggs
Helen Chandler ...
Oleander Tubbs
Toby Wing ...
Irene Lee
Tully Marshall ...
Morton Ross
Spencer Charters ...
Angus Tubbs
Walter Byron ...
Dennis Andrews
Harry Tyler ...
Sam Mason
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Burns
Otto Hoffman ...
Jenkins
Peter Potter ...
Bob DeBrette (as William Moore)
Nora Cecil ...
Widow Peddie
Elliot Fisher ...
Tommy Mason (as Elliott Fisher)
Eddie Kane ...
Theatre Manager (as Edward Kane)
Harrison Greene ...
Mr. Pry
Wilson Benge ...
The Butler
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Oliver Boggs, a typical office drone, with no success in sight, who can spout statistics about anything and everything, wins $1500 in a bean-guessing contest at the movie theatre, quits his job and sets forth for the seedy, down-at-the-heels town of Peckham Falls. There he buys a barrel factory and falls in love with Irene Lee, the snobbish niece of crusty old Morton Ross, the town's only rich man and owner of the closed canneries. Oleander Tubbs and her inventor father Angus, who sold Oliver the factory, tell him it has no future but he disagrees and says he will have everything booming again. Oleander thinks he is daffy but she and her father agree to help him. Angus invents a collapsible barrel and Oliver, seeing fame and fortune just ahead, spends all of his money just keeping the factory going. Oliver persuades old man Ross to re-open the canneries and to use the ground-breaking barrels and things appear to be going okay, until Dennis Andrews, Ross' slick attorney, tries to ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HE WAS AN OPTIMIST... He could see the doughnut when others only saw the hole! See more »

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Film trailers for this film were supplied by National Screen Service, headquartered at 630 Ninth Ave, NY, which maintained 7 other offices in the U.S. Theater owners were reminded that their most potent advertising medium was their own screen along with the wisdom of ordering early. See more »

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A sweet & delightful little comedy!
2 December 2000 | by See all my reviews

This lighthearted comedy seems to have fallen through some crack and been nearly lost. It's hard to know why as it's just delightful. Mr. Erwin is perfect as the naive little man who is absorbed with useless facts, statistics and figures. His life is at his desk memorizing ever more useless information until the day he wins a bean counting contest and the $1,500 prize changes his life forever. He decides to strike out and see the world.

When he lands in a small town and winds up buying a run down barrel factory his adventures are just beginning. He finds not only challenges, success and excitement but romance as well. This is a charming story, filled with laughs that your whole family will enjoy again and again. You will be very glad to have re-discovered a fine film!


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