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Brooklyn Orchid (1942)

 -  Comedy  -  31 January 1942 (USA)
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Taxicab company owners Tim McGuerin and Eddie Corbett rescue Lucy Gibbs from a suicide attempt and she insists on placing her life and destiny in the hands of her two rescuers. From there, ... See full summary »

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Timothy 'Tim' McGuerin
Joe Sawyer ...
Eddie Corbett
Marjorie Woodworth ...
Lucy 'The Brooklyn Orchid' Gibbs
Grace Bradley ...
Sadie McGuerin
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ...
Tommy Lyman Goodweek (as Skeets Gallagher)
Florine McKinney ...
Mabel Cooney
Leonid Kinskey ...
Ignatz Rachkowsky
Rex Evans ...
Sterling, McGuerin's Butler
Jack Norton ...
Jonathan McFeeder
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Taxicab company owners Tim McGuerin and Eddie Corbett rescue Lucy Gibbs from a suicide attempt and she insists on placing her life and destiny in the hands of her two rescuers. From there, the two men try to keep their guardianship of the blonde young rescuee from Tim's socially ambitious wife, Sadie McGuerin, and Eddie's fiancée Mabel Cooney. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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HERE'S COMEDY THAT'S GOT EVERYTHING! The blonde ball-of-flame known as Brooklyn Orchid...two mugs who pyramid a 20 cent-a-mile cab into a fortune...a playboy who changes his wife whenever he changes his tie...gags galore...and...oh, well, why go on folks? As we said, it's the comedy that's got EVERYTHING! See more »

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31 January 1942 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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26 April 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This surprisingly primitive 'streamliner' comedy from the Roach Studios -- with the collapse of the comedy short subject market in the mid-thirties, Hal Roach decided to go into feature production, first with films like the TOPPER series and later with second features that timed in at less than an hour -- contains all the standard cheap comedy motifs, including a Murphy Bed -- and runs through them in a rather mechanical fashion as made-it-from-scratch taxi fleet owners William Bendix and Joe Sawyer get tangled up with a girl who tries to kill herself and declares herself their responsibility. The dialogue direction limps and although there are some good gags in the opening scenes, including a music-hating music critic and Jack Norton playing his usual fine comic drunk, there isn't that much in the way of laughs to recommend this piece.


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