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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.

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Leo McCarey

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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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Comedy

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Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I sei mattacchioni See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

(TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

W.C. Fields refers to a woman named McGonigle. He took that name for his character in The Old Fashioned Way (1934). The actor had also used the name McGargle in Sally of the Sawdust (1925) and it's remake, Poppy (1936). 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 »

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George Edwards: Gracie, when we get inside to answer the ad, please let me do the talking because every day you learn more and more about less and less until finally the day will arrive when you'll practically know everything about nothing.
Gracie De Vore: [Seemingly flattered] Oh, George, whu don't you say things like that when we're out in company.
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Excellent Old-time comedy!
18 July 2000 | by El MarcoSee all my reviews

A must for anyone who wants an example of a comedy that's just wonderfully ridiculous, "Six of a Kind" is a road-trip movie that's absolute nonsense.

Ruggles and Boland make you laugh at them, with them, and for them; Burns and Allen take silly to a new level; and Fields and Skipworth show up later in the game to round out this sextette of psychos. Fields' billiard scene (reworked from one of his earlier films) is not to be missed.


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