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Everybody's Hobby (1939)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  26 August 1939 (USA)
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The first (and last) in an intended series about 'The Hobby Fmily", in which every family member was immersed in a hobby-pursuit of some kind: Here, Tom Leslie must choose between losing ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Henry O'Neill ...
Thomas 'Tom' Leslie
Jackie Moran ...
Robert Leslie
Uncle Bert Leslie
Jean Sharon ...
Evelyn Leslie
John Ridgely ...
Ranger Mike Morgan
Jackie Morrow ...
Frederic Tozere ...
Mr. Hatfield (as Fredric Tozere)
Alberto Morin ...
Ramón Castello, an alias of Armand Costa (as Albert Morin)
Nat Carr ...
Sidney Bracey ...
Mr. Ferris (as Sidney Bracy)
Jack Mower ...
Police Captain Ogden
Don Rowan ...
Ranger Murphy


The first (and last) in an intended series about 'The Hobby Fmily", in which every family member was immersed in a hobby-pursuit of some kind: Here, Tom Leslie must choose between losing his job or publishing news in a manner he thinks is unfair. His wife, whose hobby is stamp-collecting, diverts his attention from his troubles at the newspaper by stirring up his interest in his own hobby, photography. Tom arranges to take his son, whose hobby is short-wave radio, on a vacation in the mountains at a site near a Civilian Conservation Corps camp and a forest-ranger station. A forest fire breaks out, and each family-member's hobby proves to have value. Written by Les Adams <>

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Begin the Beguine
Written by Cole Porter
Played on a record at the Leslie home
Danced by Alberto Morin and Jean Sharon
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Mild and dated comedy about a radio ham who saves the day...
18 March 2010 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

HENRY O'NEILL has the leading role as a man whose wife encourages him to develop a hobby so he won't worry about being middle-aged. (O'Neill claims his age is 48 but he looks much older than that here). His son has a hobby of his own as a ham radio operator. When father and son take a trip to the country for a change of pace, they happen to be in the vicinity of a rapidly spreading fire. The father's new hobby as an amateur photographer comes in handy in detecting who set the fire.

It's a mixture of comedy and melodrama and not too successful on either front. IRENE RICH is the sensible wife and JACKIE MORAN is the teenager whose ability with his ham radio saves the day.

Not much more than a Warner programmer, it only deserves special mention for whomever designed the middle-class home the participants supposedly live in. The set design is a gem and worthy of an A-film.

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