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Letter of Introduction (1938)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  5 August 1938 (USA)
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An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John Mannering
Andrea Leeds ...
Katherine 'Kay' Martin
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Barry Paige
Edgar Bergen ...
Charlie McCarthy ...
Mortimer Snerd ...
Rita Johnson ...
Honey
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Lydia Hoyt
Ernest Cossart ...
Andrews, the Butler
Frank Jenks ...
Joe, theatre prompter
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Cora Phelps
Jonathan Hale ...
Lou Woodstock
Constance Moore ...
Autograph Seeker
Frances Robinson ...
Hatcheck Girl
Eleanor Hansen ...
Stagestruck Girl
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Storyline

An aging actor, trying to make a comeback on Broadway, is surprised when his estranged daughter shows up. It seems that she is an actress and is also trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to re-establish his relationship with her while also trying to hide the fact that she is his daughter from the press. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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actor | puppet

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Truly Great Entertainment - Great in theme...great in cast...and the great scalawag Charlie McCarthy

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

5 August 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ajánlólevél  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Margaret Sullavan was originally set to play the role of Kay Martin. See more »

Quotes

Edgar Bergen: I don't think that's very funny.
Charlie McCarthy: You don't?
Edgar Bergen: No.
Charlie McCarthy: Well then, why did you make me say it?
Edgar Bergen: Oh, I see.
Charlie McCarthy: [Aside] That kills him, yes.
[to Bergen]
Charlie McCarthy: Uh, you're not so clever either, Mr. Bergen.
Edgar Bergen: Oh, I'm not?
Charlie McCarthy: No, I can see your lips move.
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Real cool obscure 1938 Universal all-star comedy-drama
18 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm sooooooo glad that it's finally available on DVD (from Alpha...mediocre quality, but absolutely worthwhile buying).

This is a John Stahl directed Universal film starring Adolphe Menjou, Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, George Murphy, the young Ann Sheridan, as well as two great actresses fresh from starring in "Stage Door", Andrea Leeds and Eve Arden.

Andrea Leeds is really the star of this film....and she's really good. It's a shame her career didn't really pan out.

There's a good dramatic story and plenty of comedy from Bergen and Arden.

If you love good movies from the 1930's, this one's for you.


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