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Turnabout (1940)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 17 May 1940 (USA)
Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.



(novel), (screen play) (as Mickell Novak) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Manning
Sally Willows
Tim Willows
Joel Clare
Laura Bannister
Marion Manning
Irene Clare
Miss Edwards
Mr. Pingboom
Julian Marlowe
Dixie Gale
Ray Turner ...


Bickering husband and wife Tim and Sally Willows mutter a few angry words to a statue of Buddha and wind up living each other's life.

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Release Date:

17 May 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Matrimonio al revés  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joseph I. Breen, director of the Production Code Administration, expressed displeasure with Franklin Pangborn's character, a rather effeminate hosiery merchant. Breen complained to Hal Roach that Pangborn's character was too "pansyish" and asked Roach to tone down the role's effeminacy. See more »


Henry: I told you I was sick. 72 is normal. When your pulse gets to 125 you die.
Nora: Whatcha waitin' for?
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Version of Turnabout (1979) See more »


(1920) (uncredited)
Music by Con Conrad and J. Russel Robinson
Lyrics by Benny Davis
Sung by a chorus on radio with modified lyrics
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This film is daft as a brush and great fun
29 July 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Goodness knows whats happening in Rocky River Idaho... They must have had a humour extraction... Probably something in the water... This film is a howl... How it hasn't been rediscovered is amazing... United Artists apparently have the rights... Get it out on DVD guys... THIS IS A CAMP CLASSIC... Having all the good and bad points that a film that falls into that catagory needs... Now carefull what you wish if you have bedroom statuary

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