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It's a Wonderful World (1939)

Passed  -  Crime | Comedy | Romance  -  19 May 1939 (USA)
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Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood is framed for murder and while Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, convicted and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Guy Johnson
Guy Kibbee ...
'Cap' Streeter
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Sergeant Koretz
Frances Drake ...
Vivian Tarbel
Edgar Kennedy ...
Lieutenant Miller
Ernest Truex ...
Willie Heyward
Richard Carle ...
Major Willoughby
Cecilia Callejo ...
Dolores Gonzales
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Al Mallon
Andy Clyde ...
'Gimpy'
Cliff Clark ...
Captain Haggerty
Cecil Cunningham ...
Madame Chambers
Leonard Kibrick ...
Herman Plotka
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Storyline

Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood is framed for murder and while Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, convicted and sentenced to jail -- Guy for a year, Willie to be executed. On the way to jail Guy comes across a clue and escapes from the police... Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Taglines:

THE HAPPENINGS OF ONE WONDERFUL NIGHT! (original ad - all caps)

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Crime | Comedy | Romance

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Release Date:

19 May 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

't Is een wonderlijke wereld  »

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(Western Electric Sound System) (5.0) (L-R)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Many easily recognized cast members who are supposed to be in this film (according to studio records) are not seen in the print. These are Jack Norton, Eddie Acuff, Lester Dorr, Dorothy Ates, Nell Craig, Carl Stockdale, Bess Flowers and David Newell. See more »

Goofs

All of the newspapers shown in the film share many of the same articles, with the same headlines and typefaces, despite being in different newspapers and spread across several weeks. See more »

Quotes

Guy Johnson: Lady, you're full of prunes.
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Entertaining screwball comedy
15 December 1998 | by (Leicester, UK) – See all my reviews

Stewart easily steals the picture for laughs in this fast-paced, roller-coaster screwball - playing well outside his normal character range (motivated by money, despising women). Clearly influenced by 'It happened one night', especially with Colbert in the lead. Entertaining movie, genuinely funny, and withstands repeated viewings. Highlights include Stewart's impromptu impersonations of a scout leader and Southern actor and hearing the poem that Colbert has supposedly written just for him being broadcast over the radio (wearing very thick spectacles).


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