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Nobody's Baby (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 April 1937 (USA)
After trying to break into show business, two mismatched girlfriends become nurses. One of their patients is a new mother who has hidden her pregnancy from her husband, the nightclub ... See full summary »

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Lena Marchetti
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Det. Lt. Emory Littleworth
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Scoops Hanford
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Yvonne Cortez
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Tony Cortez
Jimmy Grier and His Orchestra ...
Jimmy Grier and His Orchestra
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Bus Conductor
Orrin Burke ...
Maurice - Nightclub Owner
Dora Clement ...
Miss Margaret McKenzie
Laura Treadwell ...
Mrs. Hamilton
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Head Nurse (as Tola Nesmith)
Florence Roberts ...
Mrs. Mason - Landlady
Si Wills ...
Nightclub MC
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Radio Audition Executive
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After trying to break into show business, two mismatched girlfriends become nurses. One of their patients is a new mother who has hidden her pregnancy from her husband, the nightclub dancing partner she had secretly married. When she asks the two nurses to watch her baby while she goes to tell her husband, complications ensue. Written by afsnowbird

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Comedy

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23 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Bebê das Três Mamães  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Det. Lt. Emory Littleworth: Say, where did you learn to speak French?
Kitty Reilly: Off a perfume bottle.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits change frames by a series of wipes, no two of which are the same. See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played by Jimmy Grier and His Orchestra at the nightclub
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Feature Length Girl Friends
26 January 2011 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Hal Roach shut down short subject production and went into features. He tried each of his units: Our Gang got GENERAL SPANKY, Charley Chase got NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE, Laurel and Hardy were already in feature production, so what was left was Patsy Kelly and Lyda Roberti -- originally it had been Thelma Todd and Zasu Pitts but Thelma was dead and Zasu long gone.

Although the two shorts that the two leads had made in 1936 were poor, a lot of that can be laid at the feet of their tiny budgets. Here, with a decent budget and a good supporting cast, the result is fairly good as the ladies meet while trying to break into show business, head off to study nursing and so forth, all structured as a series of one-reel encounters. There is a very good scene early on as the two undergo disaster after disaster in a kitchen, with the characters and gags well delineated -- a problem for the series for a couple of years. Roberti's character clearly doesn't understand the subtleties of English and this infuriates Kelly. More than good enough.

Unfortunately, there would be no time for the team to develop. Roberti would be dead within a year, and Roach's operations would move off into other directions. Kelly's career would lead out of movies and back onto the stage.


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