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Six of a Kind (1934)

Passed | | Comedy | 9 February 1934 (USA)
When a respectable middle-class couple take a cross-country trip by auto, they share expenses with a decidedly oddball couple, none of whom know the car carries embezzled funds.

Director:

Leo McCarey

Writers:

Keene Thompson (story), Douglas MacLean (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Ruggles ... J. Pinkham Whinney (as Charlie Ruggles)
Mary Boland ... Flora Whinney
W.C. Fields ... Sheriff John Hoxley
George Burns ... George Edward
Gracie Allen ... Gracie Devore
Alison Skipworth ... Mrs. K. Rumford
Bradley Page ... Ferguson
Grace Bradley ... Goldie
William J. Kelly ... Gillette
Phil Tead ... Clerk in Newspaper Office
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Storyline

The Whinneys share expenses for their trip to Hollywood with George and Gracie and thier Great Dane. A clerk in Whinney's bank has put fifty thousand dollars in a suitcase, hoping to rob Whinney on the road, but instead Whinney takes another road and is arrested in Nevada. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Happy Tuneful Romance! (original print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Lyric Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - April 17, 1935) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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One of over seven hundred Paramount Pictures 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. Local sponsor interest was minimal, and its initial television broadcasts were few and far between. One of its earliest airings took place in Miami Saturday, April 2, 1960 on Comedy Playhouse on WTVJ (Channel 4). It was released on DVD February 4, 2003 as one of three George Burns and Gracie Allen films, and again November 15, 2016 as a single as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »

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George Burns' character Name is shown onscreen as "George Edward", but "Edwards" is consistently spoken as his surname. See more »

Quotes

Gracie De Vore: My name is Grace, but everybody calls me Gracie for short.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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W.C. Fields at his finest (for about five minutes)
12 November 1999 | by derek-53See all my reviews

The plot's pretty lame, George and Gracie are okay (a few shining moments, but nothing spectacular), and the jokes aren't all that outstanding, but there is a five minute sequence with W.C. Fields attempting to shoot pool that is one of the funniest five minutes ever put to celluloid. I howled at this scene as I have rarely howled at anything in my life. The entire movie is worth a watch for this scene alone.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I sei mattacchioni See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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