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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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19 February 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Con l'aiuto della luna  »

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(RCA High Fidelity Sound System)

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John Frederick Ballard's play was unpublished, but copyrighted on 18 November 1935.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

Quotes

Bartender at Charity Bazarr: [with wine bottle] Shall I pour it sir?
Mr. Henry Basscombe: [sarcastically] What do you expect it to... sweat itself out?
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References Mary of Scotland (1936) See more »

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Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1888) (uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played as background music at the carnival
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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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