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Hook Line and Sinker (1930)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 26 December 1930 (USA)
Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run ... See full summary »

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(screen play and dialogue), (screen play and dialogue)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Wilbur Boswell
... Addington Ganzy
... Mary Marsh
... John Blackwell
... Mrs. Rebecca Marsh
... Duchess Bessie Von Essie
... Hotel House Detective
... Ritz de la Rivera Bellboy
... McKay - Blackwell Henchman
... Frank Dukette (as William Davidson)
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Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run down and nearly abandoned, they launch a phony PR campaign that presents the hotel as a resort favored by the rich. Their advertising succeeds too well, and many complications soon arise. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy | Romance

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26 December 1930 (USA)  »

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Hook, Line and Sinker  »

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(RCA Photophone System)

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1.20 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

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Mrs. Rebecca Marsh: Mr. Pansy?
Addington Ganzy: "Ga-," "Ga-."
Mrs. Rebecca Marsh: Mr. Gaga?
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still funny after so many years
3 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

if you like old comedies, give this one a chance, please remember the era is 1930,the quick one liners are still funny today,it will remind you of the famous marx brothers but at the same time is different and unique,this one is not a musical as are some other w+w movies,i hope im not stretching it when i call this classic american vaudville, these guys somehow got forgotten. funny comedy team!!


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