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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
Archie Robbins ...
Nick (as James Robbins)
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The Deacon
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Bernice
Zeni Vatori ...
Gus Papadopoulos
Jimmie Fox ...
Judge Jeremiah Boggs (as Jimmy Foxe)
Curtis Karpe ...
Pete - the Waiter
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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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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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Soundtracks

(I Wish I Was in) Dixie's Land
(1860) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
First line of chorus sung a cappella by Jane Wyman
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a B shortie that moves right along.
11 January 2017 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Very well dressed "carnies" are looking for a way to soup things up and make some money. Stars Jane Wyman, William Hopper (was on Perry Mason, and real life son of famous Hedda Hopper), Dick Purcell and Berton Churchill. A short-shortie from Warner Brothers. Wyman had been doing mostly uncredited roles up until about 1937... she DID win an Oscar for Johnny Belinda in 1948 ! The group comes up with a fake wedding, where they will charge the public money to attend the "fake wedding", in the mouth of a whale, of course. I won't spoil the surprise, but of course things don't go as planned. Everything moves right along, fast paced script. Lots of running around, the usual caper stuff. One interesting note... the judge says they defrauded the public out of $ 10, 000.. and they were charging 50 cents each.. .which would mean they had 20,000 people witness the wedding! that must have been one big tent. unless i missed something, which is entirely possible. Directed by Nick Grinde, who had started in the silent films. It's actually pretty good! Shown on Turner Classics here and there.


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