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Public Wedding (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 10 July 1937 (USA)
The operators of a bankrupt carnival sideshow hope to restore their fallen fortunes by staging a fake 'public wedding' in the mouth of their unprofitable giant whale. But the intended '... See full summary »

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Anthony (Tony) Burke
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Joe Taylor
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Tessie Schultz aka Lilith Love
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H. Theodore Lane aka Pop
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Zeni Vatori ...
Gus Papadopoulos
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The operators of a bankrupt carnival sideshow hope to restore their fallen fortunes by staging a fake 'public wedding' in the mouth of their unprofitable giant whale. But the intended 'bridegroom' absconds with the proceeds, arranging a substitute...and Flip Lane, much to her surprise, finds herself really married to a handsome stranger, whose career as an artist she decides to manage, much to his dismay. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Trivia

The $7.90 restaurant bill would be the equivalent of $130 in 2016. See more »

Quotes

Tony Burke: Good, sound, honest work will be appreciated in the end!
Flip Lane: Well, who the heck wants to wait 'til the end?
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My Darling
(1932) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Myers
Played on the calliope in the opening scene
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What? And Get Bit?
5 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Silly but fast-paced and enjoyable comedy built around the "public wedding" as a money-making scheme that goes awry. Jane Wyman and William Hopper star as the couple who get tricked into a real marriage when they think it's just a scam. Wyman is very good in her Warner Bros comedy roles. Solid support from Marie Wilson, Berton Churchill, and Dick Purcell. Churchill steals the film as Wyman's blow-hard crook father, but then he was always good. Watch Churchill in 1939's "Stagecoach" some time. He was ALWAYS good but is forgotten today. Best line said to Marie Wilson in the film: "Hey, why don't you cover your mouth when you yawn?" The response: "What? And Get Bit?"


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