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Unexpected Uncle (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 7 November 1941 (USA)
A feisty retiree plays peacemaker for a young couple.

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Complete credited cast:
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Kathleen Brown
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Johnny Kerrigan
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Seton Mansley aka Alfred Crane
Ernest Truex ...
Wilkins, Johnny's Valet
Renee Godfrey ...
Carol West (as Renee Haal)
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Tommy Turner
Astrid Allwyn ...
Sara Cochran
Jed Prouty ...
Sanderson, Kerrigan Shoes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken Christy ...
Editor (scenes deleted)
Virginia Engels ...
Mrs. Carter (scenes deleted)
Thurston Hall ...
Jerry Carter (scenes deleted)
Virginia Vale ...
Telephone Girl (scenes deleted)
Jane Woodworth ...
Telephone Girl (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Seton Mansley aka Alfred Crane narrates--and steals the show--as a Florida retiree who intercedes to patch up problems between Kathleen Brown and Johnny Kerrigan. Written by Shu

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Comedy | Drama

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7 November 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Tio Inesperado  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Several actors are listed in studio records as being in the film, but are not seen: Thurston Hall (Jerry Carter), Virginia Engels (Mrs. Carter), Virginia Vale (Telephone Girl), Jane Woodworth (Telephone Girl), Ken Christy (Editor) and Richard Carle. See more »

Quotes

Seton Mansley aka Alfred Crane: Suddenly, it had come to me that I was the only one out of 28,000 guys who wasn't allowed to come home every night at six o'clock and smoke his slippers, and read his dinner, and eat his pipe.
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Soundtracks

Three Little Words
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by Bert Kalmar
Played as dance music by the orchestra at the Colony Club
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Shirley & Coburn Are Great But James Craig Stinks
10 July 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

An old man (Charles Coburn) sees a salesgirl (Anne Shirley) crying because she's been fired and steps in to help her get her job back. From there he poses as her uncle and helps her with her romantic problems with a wealthy playboy (James Craig). I adore Anne Shirley and Charles Coburn so I had high hopes for this little B romantic comedy. Both do well with the limited material. The problem is James Craig. He's one of those lesser leading men Hollywood tried to make happen in the '40s but they never quite caught on. Craig here seems to be going for some kind of cross between Clark Gable and Cary Grant. To say he misses the mark would be kind. He, both the actor and the character he plays, is hard to like. See it if you enjoy Coburn or Shirley as much as I do but keep expectations low.


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