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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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Cast

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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Approved
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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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Trivia

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

Wishing (Will Make It So)
(1939) (uncredited)
Music and lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva
Played as dance music by the orchestra at the Colony Club
Danced to by Anne Shirley and James Craig and other couples
Reprised by a piano at the Colony Club
Sung by Joey Ray at the Colony Club
Played as background music often
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Cute
24 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wonderful Charles Coburn stars as a nosy parker who injects himself into the lives of a sales girl (Anne Shirley) and her brash suitor (James Craig). Nothing much happens, but it's a pleasant little film. Coburn is always watchable and had a long career as an A-list character actor in Hollywood. Anne Shirley is OK, and handsome James Craig always seems to be doing Clark Gable impressions. Ernest Truex is funny as the butler. No one else makes much of an impression. Hans Conried, Nora Cecil, Jimmy Conlin, Jed Prouty, Russell Gleason, Renee Godrey, Tom Dugan, Mary Gordon, and Astrid Allwyn co-star. Silent stars Max Linder, Matt Moore, and Jack Mulhall all have bit parts.


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