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Love Fever (1931)

An actress is rehearsing a death scene in her apartment, but her neighbors all think it's the real thing.

Director:

Robert F. McGowan (as Robert McGowan)

Writer:

H.M. Walker
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mickey Daniels ... Mickey
Grady Sutton ... Alabam
David Sharpe ... Dave
Thelma Todd ... Thelma Todd
Mary Kornman ... Mary
Gertrude Messinger ... Gertie
Dorothy Granger ... Dorothy
Edgar Kennedy ... Thelma's Last Rescuer
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Eddie Dunn ... Theatrical Agent
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Storyline

Within minutes one evening, Dave, Alabam, and Mickey's girlfriends break up with them - Dave's girlfriend wants him to do something more serious than acrobatics, Alabam's girl tires of his poetry, and Mickey's gal thinks he may be getting too serious. Meanwhile, in the same apartment building, Thelma Todd, a leading actress of the stage, is rehearsing a death scene. One at a time, the lads overhear her calls for help, burst in, attempt a rescue, and then fall for her. She plays a bit with their affections, especially after hearing that each has lost at love. The ex-girlfriends overhear: is jealousy the mother of renewed interest? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Like many of the Hal Roach shorts of the 1930-1931 period, Love Fever has spoken rather than written introductory titles. See more »

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Follows Bigger and Better (1930) See more »

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A Chance to see Thelma Todd....
13 May 2007 | by BlondeVixenSee all my reviews

with somebody other than Patsy Kelly, Zasu Pitts, or the Marx Bros. Thank goodness TCM shows Hot Toddy's comedy shorts, otherwise I wouldn't get to see them. When one comes on, she always lit up the screen with her comedic charm & blonde beauty. No matter who she played opposite, she added her own worthy contributions.

This short was another example of how she seemed to be able to hold her own as a comedienne with all the others of the time....even if it was "the boyfriends". More's the pity her life was cut short, as she would've left us with many more celluloid moments to enjoy. But she left us with enough to continue to enjoy many years later.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Boy Friends: Love Fever See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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