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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.



(screenplay), (from a play by) (as Fred Ballard) | 3 more credits »


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Complete credited cast:
Dustin Willoughby
Jerry Grant
Larry Burke
Mr. Basscombe
Mrs. Basscombe
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Diane Basscombe
Minor Watson ...
Don Rowan ...
Judge O'Day
Corky ...


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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Your Past Your Present Your Future all rolled into one big howl! See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

19 February 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Con l'aiuto della luna  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA High Fidelity Sound System)


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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Frederick Ballard's play was unpublished, but copyrighted on 18 November 1935. See more »


Mr. Henry Basscombe: Are you going to marry my daughter?
Dustin Willoughby: Why we can't marry while Uranus faces Jupiter>
Mr. Henry Basscombe: [exasperated] Ih, we're gonna start that again? Hunh?
Dustin Willoughby: As a matter of fact, we shouldn't get narried at all.
Mrs. Fanny Basscombe: [clearly upset] Just a minute...!
Diane Basscombe: [shocked] Dustin... !
Dustin Willoughby: [trying to explain] Well, you see, she's earth, and I'm water. You mix the two and you get mud. What could we expect our children to be?
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References Mary of Scotland (1936) See more »


I Love You from Coast to Coast
(1937) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Al Stillman, Alex Hyde and Basil Adlam
Sung by Ruth Robin with Manny Harmon and His Orchestra, and danced by a chorus at the nighclub
Played also at the charity bazaar and at the fight
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Why did Brown leave Warners?
18 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Joe E. Brown made a horrible business decision by leaving Warners and signing to do a series of independent comedies for David Loew. This was the first and it is cheap looking and unfunny. There is an astrology theme to it, but the production values are bad and Brown's performance is whiny and annoying. The supporting cast does nothing to help. Avoid at all costs.

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