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So Long Letty (1929)

Uncle Claude comes to the Ardmore Beach Hotel to see Tommy and his wife. At the hotel, with his two granddaughters Ruth and Sally, Uncle Claude meets a wise talking employee named Letty ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

De Leon Anthony (titles), Arthur Caesar (dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charlotte Greenwood ... Letty Robbins
Claude Gillingwater ... Uncle Claude Davis
Grant Withers ... Harry Miller
Patsy Ruth Miller ... Grace Miller
Bert Roach ... Tommy Robbins
Marion Byron ... Ruth Davis
Helen Foster ... Sally Davis
Hallam Cooley ... Clarence de Brie
Harry Gribbon ... Joe Casey
Lloyd Ingraham ... Judge
Jack Grey Jack Grey ... Police Sergeant
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Uncle Claude comes to the Ardmore Beach Hotel to see Tommy and his wife. At the hotel, with his two granddaughters Ruth and Sally, Uncle Claude meets a wise talking employee named Letty which causes him to leave the Hotel. When he finds Tommy, he mistakes Grace for his wife and likes her and the way she keeps a clean house. To get a big check from Uncle Claude and to see how life is with the other, the two couples switch spouses for a week. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Based on the musical of the same title that opened on Broadway on October 23, 1916 at the Shubert Theatre, 225 W. 44th St., and ran for 96 performances. See more »

Quotes

Harry Miller: Tom and I have just come to a big decision. Haven't we, Tom?
Tommy Robbins: Yes, indeed we have.
Harry Miller: You tell 'em, Tom.
Tommy Robbins: You tell 'em, and I'll tap my foot.
Harry Miller: Well, well you see the fact is...
Tommy Robbins: It certainly is...
Letty Robbins: [interjecting] Yes, it certainly is... what is it? A vaudeville act? Go ahead and spill it.
Grace Miller: Yes, let's have it.
Harry Miller: Well, to get right to the point, we er, we figured we'd exchange wives!
Tommy Robbins: Yes, precisely!
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Soundtracks

So Long Letty
(uncredited)
Written by Earl Carroll
Performed by Bert Roach; reprised by Charlotte Greenwood, Bert Roach, Grant Withers,
Patsy Ruth Miller, Claude Gillingwater, Marion Byron, Helen Foster, Hallam Cooley and Harry Gribbon
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An amazing comedienne in a flimsy film
9 March 2001 | by dhoffmanSee all my reviews

Six-foot Charlotte Greenwood is brash, just on the edge of being irritating; but she is also likeable. Dominating the scenes with amazing energy, she leaps and strides and races through the film. Yet, the movie is hardly up to her vigor. The plot is quite flimsy and improbable with a scene at the beginning that seems totally out of place. The film is obviously a vehicle for Greenwood, showcasing her talents. Grant Withers is good in his role as a husband who doesn't wish to be too domesticated. It's interesting to note that the men work, apparently, but one never knows at what. The musical numbers are mediocre.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 October 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Parejas modernas See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (Vitaphone)

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1.33 : 1
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