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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
Fred Keating ...
Larry Burke
Edgar Kennedy ...
Mr. Basscombe
Maude Eburne ...
Mrs. Basscombe
Suzanne Kaaren ...
Diane Basscombe
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Mossy
Minor Watson ...
Regan
Frank Jenks ...
Lefty
Don Rowan ...
Steve
Granville Bates ...
Judge O'Day
Charles Judels ...
Headwaiter
Corky ...
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Storyline

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 »

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Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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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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(cartoon sequence)|

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1.37 : 1
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The original prints of this film had a Technicolor animation sequence, created by Robert Clampett and Leon Schlesinger. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Soundtracks

When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain
(1931) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Kate Smith, Howard Johnson and Harry M. Woods
In the score at the boxing match
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Hilarious
8 October 2005 | by (Scranton, PA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this one courtesy of Turner Classic Movies, and can't really agree with the other user comment. I saw many of Joe E. Brown's Warners films on TCM back in August, and personally I thought this picture was better than many of them. Being post-Code, the script didn't rely on double entendres, which can get tiresome very fast; the writers have to work to get laughs, and they do a good job. Brown is at the peak of his form, and the supporting cast--particularly Edgar Kennedy and Fred Keating--is a lot of fun. Bull Montana is also hilarious as the Salvador "slayer." Favorite line:

Frank Jenks: How'd you like to get drowned the bathtub?

Joe E. Brown: Not particularly!


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