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Love Birds (1934)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Romance | 4 May 1934 (USA)
Love Birds is a 1934 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and written by Doris Anderson, Henry Myers and Tom Reed. The film stars Slim Summerville, ZaSu Pitts, Mickey... See full summary »

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William A. Seiter

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Clarence Marks (based on story "Niagraga Falls" by), Dale Van Every (based on story "Niagraga Falls" by) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Zasu Pitts ... Araminta Tootle
Slim Summerville ... Henry Whipple
Mickey Rooney ... Gladwyn Tootle
Frederick Burton ... Barbwire
Emmett Vogan Emmett Vogan ... Forbes
Dorothy Christy ... Kitten
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maude Eburne ... Mme. Bertha
Ethel Mandell Ethel Mandell ... Teacher
John T. Murray ... Dentist
Craig Reynolds ... Bus Driver
Gertrude Short ... Burlesque Girl
Arthur Stone ... Janitor
Clarence Wilson ... Blewitt
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Love Birds is a 1934 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by William A. Seiter and written by Doris Anderson, Henry Myers and Tom Reed. The film stars Slim Summerville, ZaSu Pitts, Mickey Rooney, Frederick Burton, Emmett Vogan, and Dorothy Christy. The film was released on May 4, 1934, by Universal Pictures.

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La calentura de oro See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Stranded in the Desert with Mickey Rooney
25 May 2016 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When Slim Summerville's chickens get Zasu Pitt fired from her job, she buys a home and takes her obnoxious nephew -- played to perfection by Mickey Rooney -- to the middle of the desert, where she discovers that Slim Summerville has also bought the dilapidated property.

Miss Pitts and Mr. Summerville were a very popular screen couple, starring in a dozen comedies for Universal and Roach. With their easily remembered profiles and gags -- the Fleischer's version of Olive Oyl was modeled on her and his hangdog expression enlivened many a comedy and straight movie from Keystone through MGM -- they were always good.

They're good in their comedy bits here, even though the movie as a whole isn't much to write home about. Still, if you're fans of the two, you'll want to see this one.


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