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Quick-tempered but likable Biff grimes falls big for beautiful Virginia Brush, but he's not the only young man in the neighborhood who's smitten.

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Biff Grimes
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Amy Lind
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Virginia Brush
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Old Man Grimes
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Hugo Barnstead
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Nicholas Pappalas
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Mrs. Mulcahey
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Biff Grimes is pugnacious but likable young man during the Gay 90's living with his ne'er-do-well father, noted for their scrappy personalities and quick tempers. Like every other young man in town, Biff has a crush on gorgeous and flirtatious 'strawberry blonde' Virginia Brush, who gets catcalls every time she walks past the all-male clientèle of the neighborhood barber shop. Biff is joined in his admiration by his friends, Nick Pappalis, an immigrant Greek barber, and Hugo Barnsfeld, an unscrupulously ambitious young man who doesn't let anything stand in the way of what he wants, including Virginia. Utilizing both fair means and foul Hugo sweeps Vrginia off her feet and frames Biff as the fall guy in a political graft schemee. However, every dog has his day, and eight years later Biff stands poised to take his revenge. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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22 February 1941 (USA)  »

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Uma Loira com Açúcar  »

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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 23, 1942 with Rita Hayworth reprising her film role. See more »

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The skins of the bananas that Biff eats, disappear from under the bench when he and Virginia stand up. See more »

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Amy Lind: [as Hugo and Biff speed by]
Amy Lind: Here they come.
Virginia Brush: [excitedly] They're just trying to make an impression.
Amy Lind: [bewildered] Do you think we'll ever see them again?
Virginia Brush: [excited whisper] The street runs in a circle; they should be back any minute.
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Version of One Sunday Afternoon (1933) See more »

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Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
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Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by 'Andrew Sterling (II)'
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Sparkling comedy with top-notch Cagney-De Havilland-Hayworth performances...
1 April 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Charming turn-of-the-century romantic comedy gives Rita Hayworth her breakthrough role as the flirtatious town siren who gets her comeuppance when she ditches James Cagney for Jack Carson. Her best friend Amy (Olivia de Havilland) marries dentist Biff (Cagney) after an unusual courtship which provides some amusing scenes between the outspoken miss and her boyfriend. The plot thickens when Cagney's best friend Hugo (Jack Carson) uses him in a shady business scheme that leaves Cagney taking the blame and serving time in prison. He resolves to get even with Hugo one day--and gets his chance when Hayworth brings Hugo to his dental office to have a tooth pulled. It's all done with a light touch and played to the hilt by an engaging cast. Rita shines in the title role but it is Olivia de Havilland who really walks off with the film as Cagney's sweetheart. Time magazine reported that she stole the film from both of them with her "electric winks". Only flaw is the occasional emphasis on comedy scenes with Alan Hale (as Cagney's father) that tend to drag. George Tobias has a good supporting role, as does George Reeves ("Superman") who appears at the beginning and end of the story as Cagney's belligerent neighbor. Cagney is his usual blustery self but shows a nice flair for comedy. Entertaining and a great film to watch on a rainy afternoon.

Trivia note: Compare this with the musical remake Raoul Walsh directed in '48 called ONE Sunday AFTERNOON with Dennis Morgan, Dorothy Malone and Janis Paige in the three central roles. Painfully bad and painfully dull with terrible songs and lackluster work by Morgan as Biff Grimes.


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