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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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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

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

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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Featured in Breakdowns of 1938 (1938) 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 comedy with surprise ending...
25 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Screwball comedy was popular in the late '30s and Warner Bros. made several contributions to this genre. Despite the stellar cast--Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles and Rosalind Russell--this one isn't considered one of the best but it's amusingly played by the four leads.

Errol Flynn is a surprise in a good comic performance--a highlight of which is the scenes where he is pursued by hound dogs snapping at his heels every time de Havilland's father (Walter Connolly) tries driving him off his property. Flynn and Rosalind Russell play a pair of scheming reporters who, along with newspaper boss Patric Knowles, exploit Connolly as "the meanest man in America". Love complications abound when the four snarling couples get into cabs for the finale, with a surprising switcheroo happening before a justice of the peace about to perform the marriage ceremony.

Olivia de Havilland looks gorgeous as the giddy daughter of millionaire Connolly and shows a decided flair for comedy. Likewise, Flynn, Russell and even Patric Knowles (less wooden than usual) appear to be having a great time in their roles.

Amusing frothy comedy with too many complicated schemes going on for almost all of its running time--but worth a peek if you enjoy watching these stars.


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