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Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  13 January 1940 (USA)
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Three comrades graduate from Viriginia Military Institute. Bing has a chance to return to VMI as a football coach.

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Peter B. Good ...
Commencement
Arthur Treacher ...
Snelling
Moroni Olsen ...
Major Terry
Jessie Busley ...
Larry Williams ...
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Mr. Harper
Nana Bryant ...
Mrs. Harper
Paul Harvey ...
Sterling Randolph
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Girl in Bus
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Three comrades graduate from Viriginia Military Institute. Bing has a chance to return to VMI as a football coach.

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They're back with a bang! ...and a BABY.

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13 January 1940 (USA)  »

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Baby Be Good  »

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Sequel to Brother Rat (1938), the film in which Ronald Reagan met his first wife Jane Wyman. See more »

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A Life on the Ocean Wave
(1838) (uncredited)
Music by Henry Russell
Played often when the butler goes to answer the door
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Because YOU demanded it! …or did you?
24 October 2010 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Clean-cut Virginia Military Institute cadets Wayne Morris (as Billy Randolph), Eddie Albert (as Bing Edwards), and Ronald Reagan (as Dan Crawford) return from "Brother Rat" (1938) to struggle for work in the post-graduate world. Wife Jane Bryan (as Kate), who provided the titular "Commencement" baby, plus girlfriends Pricilla Lane (as Joyce) and Jane Wyman (as Claire) are also back. The tagline screamed, "They're back with a bang! …and a BABY" - but, only a few viewers had even asked.

The film is always trying to sparkle, but never quite does. It's most notable as the movie that accompanied, approximately, the wedding of future U.S. President Reagan and his pretty "first" lady. She was always quiet and dignified about their split; to paraphrase Ms. Wyman, they broke up because she could never learn to stay home and cook him a hamburger.

Isn't that nicely put?

**** Brother Rat and a Baby (1/13/40) Ray Enright ~ Wayne Morris, Eddie Albert, Ronald Reagan, Jane Wyman


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