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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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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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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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Adolphe Menjou Opens the Stage Door for Andrea Leeds
13 June 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

As her New York apartment building burns, pretty Andrea Leeds (as Katherine "Kay" Martin) retrieves the important "Letter of Introduction" which confirms her parentage. Fellow resident ventriloquist Edgar Bergen (as Edgar Bergen) rescues companion Charlie McCarthy from a future as firewood. Neighborly George Murphy (as Barry Paige) helps Ms. Leeds out of the fire, and reveals he enjoyed peeping at her toil over her frying pan, with a watering mouth. Leeds enjoys kissing Mr. Murphy, but wants to concentrate on her aspiring stage career. Leeds brings her "Letter of Introduction" to Barrymore-like acting Adolphe Menjou (as John Mannering), who is her long-lost father. As his curtain closes, Mr. Menjou helps Leeds to Broadway. Not essential, but fun in its way.

****** Letter of Introduction (8/5/38) John M. Stahl ~ Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, Edgar Bergen, George Murphy


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