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When's Your Birthday? (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 19 February 1937 (USA)
Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.

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Dustin Willoughby
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Jerry Grant
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Larry Burke
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Mr. Basscombe
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Mrs. Basscombe
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Diane Basscombe
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Mossy
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Regan
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Lefty
Don Rowan ...
Steve
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Judge O'Day
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Headwaiter
Corky ...
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Sad sack Dustin Willoughby is a true believer in the power of astrology. His adherence to the forecasts of his horoscope has alienated his fiancée and cost him his job at the bank. While working as a lowly bus boy in a nightclub, he catches the attention of some high-stakes gamblers with his ability to forecast race results and establishes himself as an astrologer to high society clients.The high rollers mistakenly confuse his horoscope with that of professional boxer "The Salvador Slayer", and bet the ranch on the unknown Central-American pugilist. After they realize their error, they force Dustin into the ring to try and help save the day. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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The Nation's Greatest Ass-trologer! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Also Known As:

Con l'aiuto della luna  »

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(RCA High Fidelity Sound System)

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Final film of Bull Montana. See more »

Quotes

Dustin Willoughby: [as Diane is leaving in a huff] Goodbye, Diane. Forget me and marry a Sagitarius.
Mr. Henry Basscombe: [angrily as he is leaving too through the door] She's gonna marry an American like her mother did!
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References Mary of Scotland (1936) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Played and sung at the nightclub
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Passable Joe E. Brown Flick
9 December 2013 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Not terrible but not great Joe E. Brown comedy about an astrology-obsessed boxer who lets "the stars" dictate every decision he makes. I'm not the biggest Joe E. Brown fan but this is one of his more tolerable efforts. The movie starts with an animated sequences involving the zodiac symbols. It's very cute and was probably the highlight of the film for me. From there it becomes a live action film; a comedy that is never overly funny but is pleasant and harmless enough. Obviously Brown fans will enjoy it more than I did. I freely admit he's not one of my favorites. Still I thought it was a watchable movie. I didn't laugh a lot but it kept my attention.


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