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Letter of Introduction (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 5 August 1938 (USA)
An aging actor, about to marry for the fourth time, is surprised when a young woman, who is the daughter he never knew he had, appears with a "letter of introduction". It seems that she is ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Katherine 'Kay' Martin
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Barry Paige
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Honey
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Lydia Hoyt
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Andrews, the Butler
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Joe, theatre prompter
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Cora Phelps
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Lou Woodstock
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Autograph Seeker
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Hatcheck Girl
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Stagestruck Girl
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Storyline

An aging actor, about to marry for the fourth time, is surprised when a young woman, who is the daughter he never knew he had, appears with a "letter of introduction". It seems that she is an actress and is trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to establish a relationship with her but finds it difficult to tell the world of their true relationship. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com, A.Nonymous

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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)  »

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Aanbevelingsbrief  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Mannering (Adolphe Menjou) is said to have a nickname of "The Great Lover". To audiences of the 1930s, this would provide the character with the standing of a great actor, like John Barrymore who was known as "The Great Profile". Mannering is also a major star of stage and screen, like Barrymore was. 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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