MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 720 this week

Four's a Crowd (1938)

6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 570 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 3 critic

Robert will do anything to get the big account that has eluded him. His public relations business makes public angels of rich scoundrels. Jean needs someone to save the paper and she wants ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 02 Feb 2011
 
a list of 48 titles
created 19 Jun 2011
 
a list of 2293 titles
created 04 Jan 2012
 
a list of 2750 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 4116 titles
created 12 Oct 2012
 

Related Items

Search for "Four's a Crowd" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Four's a Crowd (1938)

Four's a Crowd (1938) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Four's a Crowd.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Four Wives (1939)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Three of the four musically inclined daughters of Adam Lemp, the Dean of the Briarwood Music Foundation, are settling into their lives as wives, but not all is well. Thea Lemp has long ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Priscilla Lane, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

Directors: Mervyn LeRoy, Michael Curtiz
Stars: Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Donald Woods
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Geoffrey Thorpe is an adventurous and dashing pirate, who feels that he should pirate the Spanish ships for the good of England. In one such battle, he overtakes a Spanish ship and when he ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Errol Flynn, Brenda Marshall, Claude Rains
Action | Adventure | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley
Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Confederate troop, led by Captain Lafe Barstow, is prowling the far ranges of California and Nevada in a last desperate attempt to build up an army in the West for the faltering ... See full summary »

Director: William Keighley
Stars: Errol Flynn, Patrice Wymore, Scott Forbes
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Ambassador Joseph Davies is sent by FDR to Russia to learn about the Soviet system and returns to America as an advocate of Stalinism.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Walter Huston, Ann Harding, Oskar Homolka
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Quick-tempered but likable Biff grimes falls big for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he's not the only young man in the neighborhood who's smitten.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, Rita Hayworth
Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After hapless pianist and ex-con John Elman is framed for murder, he is resurrected by a scientist after his execution.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Boris Karloff, Ricardo Cortez, Edmund Gwenn
Hard to Get (1938)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When spoiled young heiress Maggie Richards tries to charge some gasoline at an auto camp run by Bill Davis, he makes her work out her bill by making beds. Resolving to get even, she ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Dick Powell, Olivia de Havilland, Charles Winninger
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Perry interrupts his vacation plans when an ex-girlfriend, now newly married, asks him to help her with murder and bigamy charges.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Woods
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Directors: William Marshall, Robert Florey
Stars: Errol Flynn, Micheline Presle, Vincent Price
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Ralph Ince
Stars: Errol Flynn, Eve Gray, Paul Graetz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bob Lansford
...
Lorri Dillingwell
...
Jean Christy
...
Patterson Buckley
...
John P. Dillingwell
...
Jenkins
Melville Cooper ...
Bingham
Franklin Pangborn ...
Preston
Herman Bing ...
Barber
...
Amy
Joseph Crehan ...
Butler Pierce
Joe Cunningham ...
Young
Dennie Moore ...
Buckley's Secretary (scenes deleted)
Gloria Blondell ...
Lansford's 1st Secretary
...
Lansford's 2nd Secretary
Edit

Storyline

Robert will do anything to get the big account that has eluded him. His public relations business makes public angels of rich scoundrels. Jean needs someone to save the paper and she wants Robert. When he finds out that Pat is dating Lorri, John Dillingwell's granddaughter, he gets involved. Robert begins to make John the most hated man and Lorri blames Pat, the publisher. He then goes to John for a job to erase all the bad publicity that he has gotten from the paper. This works until Pat tells John that Robert was behind the smear campaign. But John decides that he does need some good publicity and hires Robert to provide it... Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two's company, three's a triangle but "Four's a Crowd!"

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 September 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

All Rights Reserved  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The fourth of nine movies made together by Warner Brothers' romantic couple Olivia de Havilland and Errol Flynn. See more »

Goofs

The microphone is briefly visible, reflected in the window just before Jean sits for her shoe-shine. See more »

Quotes

Silas Jenkins, Justice of the Peace: Sarah? Sarah?
Mrs. Sarah Jenkins: What?
Silas Jenkins, Justice of the Peace: Couple'a chumps on the way, wanna get hitched.
Mrs. Sarah Jenkins: At this hour?
Silas Jenkins, Justice of the Peace: Why not? you caught me at half-past two in the morning in a weak moment.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Adventures of Errol Flynn (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Frühlingslied (Spring Song) Op. 62, No. 6
(1842) (uncredited)
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Hummed and danced by Olivia de Havilland
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Flynn is a screwy swashbuckling revelation
7 June 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

OK! This is not the great hidden screwball masterpiece. The screwy cleverness is pretty obvious, but it's still funny. The story is adequate enough to keep the laughs coming with the right cast. I won't bother too much with the details because you'll get the idea pretty quickly. This is the right cast however and they keep the laughs coming.

For me the highlights are the scenes with Errol Flynn and Rosalind Russell. Russell has always been great as a comedienne and she delivers here as well, but Flynn is a revelation. Like Frank Morgan and Walter Pidgeon before him, he is the guy who not only can, but will, sell refrigerators to the Eskimos. When he turns the charm on Russell it's like being with that cousin who got you into network marketing.

The final act gets the ensemble (de Havilland,Flynn, Knowles and Russell) colliding together like bumper cars with Justice of the Peace, Hugh Herbert misdirecting traffic. He may have delivered the ultimate screwball line ever with "Children, please don't fight! There'll be time for that after you're married."

Realistically, it's obvious why the suits would not let Flynn take this direction, he was the king of swashbucklers and this would have weakened the brand. However, this movie shows what he could have been. As a screwball lead he had charm, athleticism, comic timing, sexy looks and a great voice, but so did Grant, Barrymore and Cooper and others and they were kind enough to leave the pirate market to him. A loss but I'll console myself with another hundred views of Captain Blood.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Four's a Crowd? Movie's Very Funny goomba8
Please can somone tell me!!! porcelainangel
Train Race trainma1
Roz as a newspaperwoman mheckman-1
Discuss Four's a Crowd (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?