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Here Comes Carter (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 24 October 1936 (USA)
Kent Carter is just a regular Joe who works at a movie studio and observes interesting behavior concerning actors. He uses the info to become a hard driven gossip reporter and bring down a star with a mean streak.

Director:

William Clemens

Writers:

Roy Chanslor (screen play), Michael Jacoby (story) (as M. Jacoby)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ross Alexander ... Kent Carter
Glenda Farrell ... Verna Kennedy
Anne Nagel ... Linda Warren
Craig Reynolds ... Rex Marchbanks
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Mel Winter
George E. Stone ... Boots Burnett
John Sheehan ... Slugs Dana
Joseph Crehan ... Daniel Bronson
Dennis Moore ... Russ McAllen
Norman Willis ... Steve Moran
John T. Murray ... Ben Rogers
Charley Foy ... Louie Cramer (as Charles Foy)
Eddy Chandler Eddy Chandler ... Detective Jim Henderson (as Ed. Chandler)
Davison Clark Davison Clark ... Detective Jackson (as Davison Clarke)
Wayne Morris ... Bill
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Kent Carter is just a regular Joe who works at a movie studio and observes interesting behavior concerning actors. He uses the info to become a hard driven gossip reporter and bring down a star with a mean streak.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loudspeaker Lowdown See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although billed as "Linda Warren", Anne Nagel's character is called "Linda Martin" in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Steve kicks over Slugs sitting in a chair, Slugs has a box of candy in his lap as he goes over backwards. In the next shot, before he hits the floor, the spilled box of candy is already on the floor behind him, above his head. See more »

Quotes

Kent Carter: A Carter never forgets!
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Connections

Remake of Blessed Event (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Thru the Courtesy of Love
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Copyright 1936 by M. Witmark & Sons
Played during the opening credits
Sung by Anne Nagel on a radio broadcast
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Ross Alexander stars in typical Warner Bros. B-film...
19 May 2008 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Except for early glimpses of up-and-coming stars like WAYNE MORRIS (as a fast food counter man) and JANE WYMAN (barely visible), HERE COMES CARTER is strictly routine stuff with ROSS Alexander cast as a brash and very smug newsman, a central character you can't help dislike.

GLENDA FARRELL trades barbs with him as a tough talking secretary in her usual brisk manner. The foolish plot is something about a man who loses his job because of an indiscreet column blasting a colleague, handsome CRAIG REYNOLDS. He then has to spend the rest of the story planning his comeback.

Alexander gives a one-note performance, full of brash mannerisms and nothing else. ANNE NAGEL, who became his future wife in real life, plays his secretary with a lovely singing voice with aspirations of her own. Neither one went on to establish themselves in films, Alexander taking his own life shortly after marrying her and Nagle's career stifled by B-films and serials for the duration of her career.

With roles like this, it's no wonder Alexander was highly dissatisfied with the turn his career was taking.


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