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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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Cast

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
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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)
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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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11 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Unschuld und der Bösewicht  »

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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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My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
Scottish folk song
Sung briefly by Margaret Hamilton
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A Keaton Classic You May Not Have Seen
24 March 2002 | by (Portland, Maine) – See all my reviews

I hate melodrama, but had reservations about this satire of the genre nonetheless. I thought it would be one of those films Buster Keaton only appeared in order to garner a paycheck. My qualms quickly diminished as I watched this unheralded classic. I have watched it a few times since I first obtained a copy, and it never fails to make me laugh throughout. Keaton is superb, as is the rest of the cast, and the comedy stands up very well. As long as we have soap operas, "The Villain Still Pursued Her" will always be funny!


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