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Tillie and Gus (1933)

Passed | | Comedy | 13 October 1933 (USA)
Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom are thought to be missionaries when they arrive to find Phineas Pratt trying cheat the Sheridans out of her father's inheritance, including a ferry ... See full summary »

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Francis Martin

Writers:

Walter DeLeon (screen play), Francis Martin (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
W.C. Fields ... Augustus Winterbottom
Alison Skipworth ... Tillie Winterbottom
Baby LeRoy ... The 'King'
Julie Bishop ... Mary Sheridan (as Jacqueline Wells)
Phillip Trent ... Tom Sheridan (as Clifford Jones)
Clarence Wilson ... Phineas Pratt
George Barbier ... Captain Fogg
Barton MacLane ... Commissioner McLennan
Edgar Kennedy ... Judge
Robert McKenzie ... Defense Attorney
Ivan Linow ... The Swede
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Storyline

Tillie and Augustus Winterbottom are thought to be missionaries when they arrive to find Phineas Pratt trying cheat the Sheridans out of her father's inheritance, including a ferry franchise and a boat. The only way to keep the franchise is to win a race against Pratt's boat. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Esperto Contra Sabido See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its earliest documented telecasts took place in Toledo Sunday 20 December 1959 on WTOL (Channel 11), and in Detroit Monday 15 February 1960 on WJBK (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 30 August 2013 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »

Quotes

Tillie Winterbottom: Do you like children?
Augustus Q. Winterbottom: I do if they're properly cooked.
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Throw Out the Life Line
(1888) uncredited
Music and Lyrics by Edwin S. Ufford
Sung a cappella by Alison Skipworth
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Edgar Strikes Again
14 January 2017 | by jraskin-1See all my reviews

"Tillie and Gus" is a must-see early Paramount effort by the great W.C. The Great Man is in top form, and is ably aided by Ms. Skipworth. I recently purchased the DVD of this film, and was taken aback during a quick sequence within the courtroom scene in the early part of the film. It has been noted, and can be verified upon viewing, that Edgar Kennedy let slip the "s" word, when uttering the exclamation "oh sh*t" in the Laurel & Hardy short, "A Perfect Day" and unless I'm mistaken, he utters the magic word much more blatantly during the courtroom scene in "Tillie and Gus" in which Kennedy plays the judge. Unless my ears deceive me, the exchange between High Card Harrington, the Judge and Gus goes: High Card: "Six shots" The Judge: "Six sh*ts" Gus: "Six Cigars." Everyone, please take a look at this scene and see if you hear what I heard! I watched it ten times in a row, and still can't believe it.


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