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Professor Beware (1938)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  20 June 1938 (USA)
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Egyptologist, Dean Lambert (Lloyd), accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Professor Dean Lambert
Phyllis Welch ...
Jane Van Buren
Raymond Walburn ...
Judge James G. Parkhouse Marshall
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Jerry
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Snoop Donlan
Thurston Hall ...
Mr. Van Buren
Cora Witherspoon ...
Mrs. Pitts
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The Groom
Mary Lawrence ...
The Bride (as Mary Lou Lender)
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Egyptologist, Dean Lambert (Lloyd), accused of car-theft, skips bail and begins a cross-country trek to join a group in New York headed for Egypt. With the police close on his trail he gets in and out of scrapes along the way. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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He's Back ! In A Merry Riot Of Fun!

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Comedy

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20 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le professeur Schnock  »

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Budget:

$820,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Spoofed in Malibu Beach Party (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played at the wedding
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End of the line for Lloyd
28 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Harold Lloyd was more popular than Buster Keaton in the 1920s. He was a decent actor and was successful in the sound era. This is his last film, before the one-shot comeback for Preston Sturges in the 1940s. Harold is maturing in this movie. He plays straight for character actors such as Bill Frawley, Lionel Stander, Sterling Holloway, and Raymond Walburn. It is basically a long chase film with Harold being accused by car theft. There are plenty of sight gags, which Lloyd still performs beautifully. In the dialogue scenes, he has become a very sharp straight man. Is this a great film? No. Is it as funny as "Safety Last" or "Speedy"? Certainly not! But it is no embarrassment! Lloyd could have continued making these affable little comedies. He was tired of the business and decided to become a producer. For years this film was difficult to see, but it is now part of the AMC package. It is pleasant and Lloyd's star still shines brightly.


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