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Letter of Introduction (1938)

Approved  |   |  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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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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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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5 August 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ajánlólevél  »

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(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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Edgar is no dummy......
29 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sorry. Anyways, I just saw this, it was pretty good-pretty serious plotline of aging actor Adolphe Menjou, his estranged daughter Leeds and his trying to make it back onto Broadway while hiding her existence from the press-gets undermined somewhat by the oddly large roles of Snerd and McCarthy. They are funny-but it's kinda like sticking Fozzie Bear and Grover into the middle of a 'A Brilliant Mind'...maybe not something you would see now but then? It was par for the chorus.

Fine character actors-George Murphy, young Anne Sheriden, etc all add to the mix. I liked it, it's an interesting period piece if nothing else.

**1/2 outta ****


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