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Unexpected Uncle (1941)

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

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Cast

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Kathleen Brown
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Johnny Kerrigan
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Seton Mansley aka Alfred Crane
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Wilkins
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Carol West (as Renee Haal)
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Tommy Turner
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Sara Cochran
Jed Prouty ...
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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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WITH A CUPID LIKE ME...YOU CAN'T MISS! (original poster-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

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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Coburn -- Who needs More?
7 June 2005 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Charles Coburn takes the title role of this trifle of a romantic comedy and, with the exception of good supporting roles by Ernest Truex and Russell Gleason is the whole show. Certainly, James Craig and Anne Shirley as the juveniles, go through their roles competently, but there isn't much to them.

Charles Coburn: a fat, swag-bellied, slow moving con man, vaguely contemptuous of everyone, had a long career in Hollywood, peaking in the early 1940s in pieces like THE LADY EVE and THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES (both produced in the same year as this picture) and THE MORE THE MERRIER, which this resembles in story structure. His presence makes this movie worthwhile.


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