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Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 4 March 1938 (USA)
Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

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Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a chauffeur's uniform. He also catches the eye of her pretty Geraldine. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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4 March 1938 (USA)  »

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Madame et son clochard  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The family's car is a Dusenberg Model J. Only 481 were built from 1928 to 1937. Each car had custom coachwork, with prices ranging from $13,500 to $25,000 ($233,000 to $431,000 inn 2017). At auction, in excellent condition, these cars can fetch more than $1,000,000 in 2017 - and sometimes much more depending on its pedigree (e.g. the one owned by Clark Gable). See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Emily Kilbourne: Do you drive a car?
Wade Rawlins: Well, I did.
Mrs. Emily Kilbourne: Oh, but that's wonderful! Ambrose was such a poor driver, they tell me.
Marian Kilbourne: Mother, if you're thinking of asking this... this...!
Mrs. Emily Kilbourne: My mother always told me that children should be seen and not heard.
Marian Kilbourne: Yes, but your mother was smarter than my mother.
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Crazy Credits

Behind the opening credits, the cast walks arm in arm up the driveway towards the camera. See more »

Connections

Remade as Escuela de vagabundos (1955) See more »

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Merrily We Live
(1938)
Music by Phil Charig
Lyrics by Arthur Quenzer
Sung by an offscreen chorus during the opening and closing credits
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Priceless
19 September 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This movie is priceless. Too bad it got caught up in a time where it wasn't recognized as it should have been. It is my and my husband's favorite movie of all time. Would love to purchase a DVD or VHS but, don't know where to get it.

The story line is terrific!

The characters are proficient!

Wonderfully written.

Brilliantly directed.

If you ever have the chance to watch this movie, don't pass it up!


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