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Calling All Husbands (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy  |  7 September 1940 (USA)
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Homer Trippe is very henpecked by his wife, and Mrs. Trippe also dominates the life of her daughter, dismissing her boyfriend Dan as merely a delivery clerk. Mrs. Trippe constantly moans ... See full summary »

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Lucile Fairbanks ...
Bette Trippe
Ernest Truex ...
Homer Trippe
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Dan Williams
Florence Bates ...
Mrs. Emmie Dolittle Trippe
Charles Halton ...
Hadley Weaver
Virginia Sale ...
Aunt Mabel Parker
John Alexander ...
Sheriff Ben Barnes
Clem Bevans ...
Judge Todd
Sam McDaniel ...
Nappy, Hotel Janitor
Elliott Sullivan ...
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Homer Trippe is very henpecked by his wife, and Mrs. Trippe also dominates the life of her daughter, dismissing her boyfriend Dan as merely a delivery clerk. Mrs. Trippe constantly moans about her poor choice of Homer over one-time suitor Oscar Armstrong. Homer is happy, poetic, and kind, but afraid to stand up to Mrs. Trippe's opposition to Dan and Betty's romance. Dan gives Betty an ultimatum: marry him or lose him. Meanwhile, Homer feeds a tramp, who turns out to be the oft-invoked Oscar Armstrong. But Oscar has an even bigger surprise in store for the Trippes. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 5 November 1929 and had 178 performances. In the cast were Donald Meek and Bette Davis. See more »

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Version of Too Young to Marry (1931) See more »

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In My Merry Oldsmobile
(1905) (uncredited)
Music by Gus Edwards
Lyrics by Vincent Bryan
Sung a cappella by Ernest Truex
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30 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a crude remake of the Warner Brothers short "Life Begins At Twenty," that appeared in 1936 and starred Hugh Herbert. The earlier version is better. In Hugh Herbert, you can see the roots of Lou Costello (plus a big dash of Curly Howard). George Tobias, in this film, just lacks any comedic touch. And poor young George Reeves, stuck in another turkey.


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