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Honey (1930)

A once-wealthy sister and brother rent out their Southern mansion and stay on as cook and butler.


Wesley Ruggles


Alice Duer Miller (book), A.E. Thomas (play) | 2 more credits »


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Cast overview:
Nancy Carroll ... Olivia Dangerfield
Harry Green ... J. William Burnstein
Lillian Roth ... Cora Falkner
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Charles Dangerfield
Stanley Smith ... Burton Crane
Mitzi Green ... Doris
Zasu Pitts ... Mayme
Jobyna Howland ... Mrs. Falkner
Charles Sellon ... Randolph Weeks


A once-wealthy sister and brother rent out their Southern mansion and stay on as cook and butler. Written by Determined Copy Editor

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MATCHLESS MUSICAL MERRIMENT! Hear: "In My Little Hope Chest"..."I Don't Need Atmosphere"..."Sing You Sinners"...and "Let's Be Domestic" (original poster) See more »


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Release Date:

29 March 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Honey: A Musical Farce See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »


Version of Come Out of the Kitchen (1919) See more »


In My Little Hope Chest
Written by W. Franke Harling and Sam Coslow
Sung by Nancy Carroll
Sung by Nancy Carroll and Stanley Smith at the end of the movie
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Jobyna Howland Steals the Show
28 August 2005 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Creaky Broadway musical given a so-so treatment in Hollywood with Nancy Carroll starring as a woman who rents her house and masquerades as the cook. No real plot but some nice performances and one great song: Sing You Sinners.

This is typical of early Hollywood musicals that were brought from Hollywood. There's nothing cinematic about it; it's basically the stage show filmed. So it makes for a stiff production with nothing redone for film.

Jobyna Howland plays the imperious woman who rents the house; Lillian Roth is her daughter who falls for Skeets Gallagher who is posing as a butler. Stanley Smith plays the "hero," and Mitzi Green, Harry Green, and Charles Sellon co-star. But it's Howland who steals the show with her patented physical comedy and wild hair. Howland is best remembered as the "margaret Dumont" of several Wheeler and Woolsey comedies.

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