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The Villain Still Pursued Her (1940)

 -  Comedy  -  11 October 1940 (USA)
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The widow Wilson and her daughter Mary have just learned that old Mr. Middleton, who held the mortgage on their home, has passed away. They are now visited by Middleton's lawyer, Cribbs, ... See full summary »

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(as Edward Cline)

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(screenplay), (additional dialogue)
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Complete credited cast:
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Master of Ceremonies
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Mary Wilson
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Mrs. Wilson
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Silas Cribbs
Richard Cromwell ...
Edward Middleton
Joyce Compton ...
Hazel Dalton
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William Dalton
Diane Fisher ...
Julia Middleton
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Frederick Healy
Charles Judels ...
M. Dubois - Pie Vendor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Farnum ...
Vagabond (scenes deleted)
Franklin Pangborn ...
Bartender (scenes deleted)
Dee Swaney
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The widow Wilson and her daughter Mary have just learned that old Mr. Middleton, who held the mortgage on their home, has passed away. They are now visited by Middleton's lawyer, Cribbs, who informs them that Middleton's son and heir Edward plans to foreclose and take possession of their home. When Mary goes to plead with Edward, she soon discovers that it is really the unscrupulous Cribbs who wants to drive them out of their home. When Mary and Edward become engaged to be married, it looks as if all is well. But the calculating Cribbs has a new plan, which begins with luring young Edward into a lifestyle of drinking and dissipation. Written by Snow Leopard

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Good to the Last Drop...of the Villain...the Girl...or Maybe the Scenery! See more »

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Comedy

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11 October 1940 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

William Dalton: Oh, if I ever get a hold of that feller Stevens, I'll give him something to smell that's nastier than peaches or my name ain't... William Dalton!
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Version of The Drunkard (1935) See more »

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Simple Gifts
American Shaker folk song (1848)
Words and music by Elder 'Joseph Brackett'
Played on the harp by Anita Louise
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Poor Buster
10 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Villain Still Pursued Her, The (1940)

** (out of 4)

Strange but dull comedy about a villain who's in love with a married woman. In order to steal her he turns the husband into an alcoholic so that he won't be able to support her or their son. It's strange seeing how alcoholism was looked at back in the day but this film gets zero laughs, although the strangeness keeps it watchable. Not even Buster Keaton can get any laughs in his small role.

Sadly Keaton had to appear in a lot of small budget stuff like this and even more sad is that this is one of the better films that he did.


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