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Mr. Lemon of Orange (1931)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 22 March 1931 (USA)

Director:

John G. Blystone

Writers:

Jack Hays (story and scenario) (as Jack Hayes), Eddie Cantor (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
El Brendel ... Oscar Lemon / Silent McGee
Fifi D'Orsay ... Julie La Rue
William Collier Sr. ... Mr. Blake
Ruth Warren Ruth Warren ... Mrs. Hilda Blake
Don Dillaway ... Jerry (as Donald Dillaway)
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A fast and uproarious farce of gunmen, gun molls, and the Swedish boy's night out. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pagando o Pato See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. See more »

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My Racket Is You
Written by James F. Hanley
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Yumpin' Yiminy!
17 August 2013 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Are you an El Brendel fan? Then this picture is for you. Myself, not so much. His schtick, as they say in show biz, is OK in small doses; he's funny to a point. A whole movie is another matter and, after a few minutes, becomes overkill.

"Mr. Lemon Of Orange" is a whole movie of El Brendel and his Swedish accent. Although a pretty clever idea, it soon enough shoots holes in itself and becomes tiresome. Consider the storyline; a clerk in a magic store is a dead ringer for a big-time gangster, with the expected results. You can hear him in his (almost) normal voice as the gangster, and he sounds like Bogart doing Bogart. But most of the time he is mistaken for the gangster in his Swedish accent, and the device wears thin after a while - how could his gang not think something was amiss with their boss talking with an accent?

Most of the best lines belong to his (the clerk's) father-in-law, played by William Collier, Sr. He had some priceless one-liners and was the main reason for my rating. Fifi D'Orsay plays the gangster's girl friend, and, with her thick french accent coupled with his Swedish one made their scenes together tough to decipher. The picture is just funny enough for the 70 minutes running time. Shown in 35 mm at Capitolfest, Rome NY, 8/13.


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