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Thanks for Everything (1938)

Promoters set up a radio contest to find the average American and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl who upsets things.

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J. B. Harcourt
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Bates
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Madge Raines
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Kay Swift
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Joe Raines
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Marine Sergeant
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Mrs. Sweeney
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Miss Twitchell
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Dr. Olson
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Draft Doctor
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Lem Slininger
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Promoters set up a radio contest to find the average American and use him to sell food, apparel and notions. All goes well until he falls in love with a girl who upsets things.

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The freshest, funniest comedy idea that 20th Century-Fox ever pulled out of its surprise bag.

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23 December 1938 (USA)  »

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Aprosdokitos eftyhia  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Mrs. Sweeney: I'm a widow, you know.
J. B. Harcourt: Is that so? Your husband is a very lucky man.
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Referenced in Added Attractions: The Hollywood Shorts Story (2002) See more »

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Puff a Puff
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Music by Harry Revel
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Technicolor Without Technicolor
10 December 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A potentially interesting piece of satire -- Jack Haley can predict precisely the consuming habits of the nation, so Adolphe Menjou in fast-talking mode and Jack Oakie use him as a guinea pig -- gets turned into a rather silly and pointless farce. I never did care for Mr. Haley and the Milquetoast persona he displayed in his starring roles. You may enjoy him, but I always want to smack him around.

The rest of it is surprisingly in the mode of the the bright, overlit Technicolor musicals that Fox turned out in the 1940s, except there's no Betty Grable, no Alice Faye, no John Payne and the cinematography is some handsome black and white work by Lucien Andriot. Tony Martin sings three or four forgettable songs. George Barbier is the father of the ingénue and Binnie Barnes essays a tough-talking Noo Yawk accent with varying success. Except for Menjou, you can skip this one.


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