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Bachelor Bait (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 27 July 1934 (USA)
A well-meaning but bumbling clerk at the Marriage License Bureau winds up getting fired. He decides to open up his own "matchmaking" business and takes a personal interest in his clients, ... See full summary »

Director:

George Stevens

Writers:

Edward Halperin (story), Victor Halperin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stuart Erwin ... Mr. William Watts
Rochelle Hudson ... Cynthia Douglas
Pert Kelton ... Allie Summers
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Bramwell Van Dusen (as 'Skeets' Gallagher)
Berton Churchill ... 'Big' Barney Nolan (as Burton Churchill)
Grady Sutton ... Don Belden / Diker
Clarence Wilson ... District Attorney Clement Graftsman (as Clarence H. Wilson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edgar Kennedy ... (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A well-meaning but bumbling clerk at the Marriage License Bureau winds up getting fired. He decides to open up his own "matchmaking" business and takes a personal interest in his clients, but things don't quite work out as smoothly as he had planned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great American Harem See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film failed at the box office, resulting in a loss to RKO of $3,000 ($57,400 in 2018) according to studio records. See more »

Quotes

Mr. William Watts: [looking at stacks of letters] Gee, mister, just think, all of these men want to get married.
Postal Clerk: Well, you can't blame that on the government!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a background of underwater scenery, with ladies sitting on fish-hooks. See more »

Soundtracks

The Donkey Serenade
(uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Played as background music at the Ritz
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A sparkling little B+ picture
23 April 2019 | by glennstenbSee all my reviews

"Bachelor Bait" is a fun and well executed little picture, kind of a gentle B+ level movie. It has good dialogue, well thought-out direction, sharp set decoration and lighting, and a fun cast of characters delivering their lines nicely. With all that, however, it somehow doesn't have anything really great going for it. But it is generally enjoyable and I am glad to have seen it. If you are a film buff of the era, you probably will be glad, too.


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