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The Amazing Mr. Williams (1939)

Kenny Williams, a lieutenant on the homicide squad, is engaged to Maxine Carroll, the Mayor's secretary. Or isn't he rather married with his job? For each time he has a date with his ... See full summary »

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Maxine Carroll
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Police Captain McGovern
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Effie Perkins
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Buck Moseby (as Edward S. Brophy)
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Police Lieutenant Bixler
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Detective Deever
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Stanley
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Kenny Williams, a lieutenant on the homicide squad, is engaged to Maxine Carroll, the Mayor's secretary. Or isn't he rather married with his job? For each time he has a date with his longtime fiancée, he is prevented from keeping it by his devotion to duty. Maxine, in desperation, decides to take action and bring Kenny to the altar. Who will win, Maxine's curves or the glorious fight against crime? Written by Guy Bellinger

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Comedy | Drama | Mystery

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23 November 1939 (USA)  »

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The Incredible Mr. Williams  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Made it's New York TV debut 5 October 1956 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Police Captain McGovern: I've been thinking of sending one of our men out on the streets at night, eh, as a decoy, dressed as a woman.
Citizens Committee Woman: That's the first sensible plan I've heard.
Citizens Committee Man: Why hasn't this suggestion been offered before?
Police Captain McGovern: The difficulty is in finding a good man willing to undertake the job. Most of my fellas would resign before they'd parade the streets in woman's clothes.
Citizens Committee Woman: Humph. I can't see why?
Police Captain McGovern: For some reason madame, men still prefer to dress as men. You could hardly expect the average man to, eh, take the ...
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

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Rockin' the Town
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Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
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Pleasant diversion
8 January 2009 | by (South Dakota, USA) – See all my reviews

The only other review of this movie as of this date really trashes the stars and the movie itself. I usually like to read the user comments to give me an idea of what to expect from a movie I don't know much about. It's unfortunate when there aren't many comments for a certain tile, because when there is only one review and it unreasonably trashes the movie and cast, you don't get an idea of what to expect. I read the review before watching this title and I don't know where all the venom for this movie and the stars came from. Douglas and Blondell were both very talented and attractive people who usually delivered, even when the material was not the greatest. I found the movie and the performances fun and enjoyable. It isn't one of the great all-time classics, but a pleasant and funny diversion-much more than you can hope for in most newer movies. If you are a fan of these stars, you will not be disappointed.


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