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The Housekeeper's Daughter (1939)

 -  Comedy  -  26 October 1939 (USA)
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Hilda
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Deakon Maxwell
John Hubbard ...
Robert Randall
William Gargan ...
Ed O'Malley
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Benny
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Olga
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Editor Wilson
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Floyd
Lilian Bond ...
Gladys Fontaine
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Lefty
John Hyams ...
Professor Randall
Leila McIntyre ...
Mrs. Randall
Luis Alberni ...
Tony Veroni
Rosina Galli ...
Mrs. Veroni
Tom Dugan ...
Gangster
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5 Men Ran After THE HOUSEKEEPER'S DAUGHTER...Who Treated Them Like She Hadn't Oughter! See more »

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26 October 1939 (USA)  »

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Criada para Amar  »

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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Adolphe Menjou
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Joan Bennett Shows Some Leg
15 August 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Joan Bennett is tempting as "The Housekeeper's Daughter". Ms. Bennett is given some great lines, fine direction (Hal Roach), and neat things to do - like putting those thigh bells on! She has a past, which comes back to haunt... she was involved with Victor Mature and a bunch of gangsters. Bennett desires the son in the house she tends, and he is a reporter working on a crime which begins to involve Bennett's past life. There is an interesting accidental "Houseboat Murder" to solve. Adolphe Menjou and William Gargan are okay as a couple of reporters. Overall, I found the "slapstick" is often more annoying than enjoying.

"Benny" makes a mean cup of coffee.

**** The Housekeeper's Daughter (10/26/39) Hal Roach ~ Joan Bennett, Adolphe Menjou, William Gargan


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