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I've Got Your Number (1934)

Unrated | | Comedy, Romance | 24 February 1934 (USA)
Two telephone repairmen have many adventures and romance a pair of blondes.

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Complete credited cast:
... Marie Lawson
... Terry Riley
... Johnny
... Bonnie aka Madame Francis
... Joe Flood
... Nicky
... John P. Schuyler
... Happy Dooley
... Loretta Kennedy
Wallis Clark ... Mr. Madison
... Turk Garrison
Douglas Cosgrove ... Detective Turner
... Joe--Gangster (as Selmar Jackson)
... Crystal
... Robert Kirkland
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The adventures of wisecracking telephone repairmen Terry and Johnny are by turns comic, risque, and heroic. Terry pursues Marie, a hotel switchboard operator, who loses her job when she innocently does a favor for gangster Nicky. Terry gets Marie a job with financier Schuyler; but Nicky has new plans for her. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Amor por Telefone  »

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The ending, with Joan Blondell in bed, was filmed in her home. She was recovering from an emergency appendectomy and her doctor would not let her travel to the studio. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Without Make-Up (1963) See more »

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Puddin' Head Jones
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Music by Lou Handman
Played when Terry and Marie are at the restaurant
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Miss Blondell & Miss Farrell Request The Pleasure Of Your Company
29 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

A harried switchboard operator & a ditzy medium get involved with a couple of brash telephone repairmen & a dangerous gang of thieves...

I'VE GOT YOUR NUMBER was the sort of ephemeral comic frippery which the Hollywood studios produced almost without effort during the 1930's. Well made & highly enjoyable, Depression audiences couldn't seem to get enough of these popular, funny photo dramas.

Joan Blondell & Glenda Farrell are perfectly cast as the fast -talking female leads. Although Joan gets both top billing and the romantic scenes, - and they share no screen time together in this early pairing - both gals are as talented & watchable as they are gorgeous.

Pat O'Brien, obnoxiously cocky & self assured, appears as Blondell's persistent suitor. Whether tapping wires or tackling crooks, he is equally jaunty. Behind him comes a small parade of character actors - Allen Jenkins, Eugene Pallette, Henry O'Neill, Hobart Cavanaugh, Louise Beavers - all equally adept at delighting an audience.

Much of the dialogue & plot development indicates this film made it just under the wire before the imposition of the Production Code.

While never stars of the first rank, Joan Blondell (1906-1979) & Glenda Farrell (1904-1971) enlivened scores of films at Warner Bros. throughout the 1930's, especially the eight in which they appeared together. Whether playing gold diggers or working girls, reporters or secretaries, these blonde & brassy ladies were very nearly always a match for whatever leading man was lucky enough to share equal billing alongside them. With a wisecrack or a glance, their characters showed they were ready to take on the world - and any man in it. Never as wickedly brazen as Paramount's Mae West, you always had the feeling that, tough as they were, Blondell & Farrell used their toughness to defend vulnerable hearts ready to break over the right guy. While many performances from seven decades ago can look campy or contrived today, these two lovely ladies are still spirited & sassy.


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