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Four's a Crowd (1938)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  3 September 1938 (USA)
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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 »

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Cast

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

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

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Charles Judels was signed to a role in the film, but was not seen. Dennie Moore, credited onscreen as Buckley's Secretary, was also not seen. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Patterson 'Pat' Buckley: Mr. Jenkins, I don't want to embarrass you, but they really want to get married first.
[slips money into Mr. Jenkins's hand]
Silas Jenkins, Justice of the Peace: Oh, I see, sparring for your liberty, eh? Well, I don't blame you, I don't blame you...
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Referenced in Angels with Dirty Faces: Whaddya Hear? Whaddya Say? (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op. 61"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played on an organ by Renie Riano after the wedding
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Screwball fun with Errol and Ros
8 April 2010 | by (advicetothelovelorn.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

Four's a Crowd (Michael Curtiz, 1938) is a really fun screwball comedy that pits a newspaper reporter against millionaire Walter Connolly and his daughter, a la It Happened One Night and Libeled Lady. The first 15 minutes are blisteringly funny. Journo Rosalind Russell schemes to get editor-turned-PR-man Errol Flynn to return to his ailing paper, which the managing director (Patric Knowles) is trying to close down. Flynn agrees, and wages war against Connolly, hoping to turn him into the most-hated man in America, so he can repair his reputation via a publicity campaign. After that, the plotting goes a bit awry, spending quite a bit of time in Connolly's country mansion, where Flynn ends up trying to steal butter whilst mollifying heiress De Havilland and being chased by dogs. Well, I said it went a bit awry. Still, while the screenplay hops from one situation to the next without stopping to consider its internal logic, it moves so fast and so funnily you'll probably be swept along. Flynn and Russell are both near peak form, and they make a delightful team.


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