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Something Always Happens (1934)

Unemployed car salesman Peter is encouraged by his girlfriend Cynthia to approach the head of a petrol company with his plan for making petrol stations more attractive to customers. When ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Peter Middleton
Nancy O'Neil ... Cynthia Hatch
Peter Gawthorne ... Mr. Hatch
John Singer ... Billy
... Mrs. Badger
Barry Livesey ... George Hamlin (as Barrie Livesay)
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Unemployed car salesman Peter is encouraged by his girlfriend Cynthia to approach the head of a petrol company with his plan for making petrol stations more attractive to customers. When the man rejects the idea Peter joins a rival company and becomes a great success. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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10 December 1934 (UK)  »

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This film had its U. S. television premiere on Turner Classic Movies on 17 September 2007 during TCM's festival of films made by Warner Brothers at Teddington Studios in the UK. See more »

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How Do I Know It's Sunday?
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Music by Sammy Fain
Played at the restaurant when Peter convinces Cynthia to stay on
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Quota Quickie Quipfest
17 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

What an absolutely delightful find! According to Robert Osborne of TCM, these "quota quickies" were made by Warner Brothers at their Teddington Studios in England in order to comply with a British law requiring that a certain percentage of films shown there be domestic products. It's the story of an upper-class, but broke, ne'er-do-well (Ian Hunter) who hooks up with a street urchin (John Singer). The chemistry between the two is marvelous, and they are supported by a fine cast, including Nancy O'Neil as the love interest, Peter Gawthorne as her father and Muriel George as the landlady. The film is fast-paced and replete with snappy dialog. It's charming, funny and touching.


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