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You're Telling Me! (1934)

Passed | | Comedy | 18 May 1934 (France)
A hard-drinking, socially-awkward inventor wrecks his daughter's chances of marriage into a rich family and bungles his own chances of success by selling one of his more practical inventions.

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Complete credited cast:
... Sam Bisbee
... Pauline Bisbee
... Bob Murchison (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)
... Princess Lescaboura
... Mrs. Bessie Bisbee
... Mrs. Murchison
Tammany Young ... Caddy
... Mayor (as Del Henderson)
James B. 'Pop' Kenton ... Doc Beebe
... Charlie Bogle (as Robert Mc Kenzie)
... Mrs. Price
... President of Tire Co.
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Sam Bisbee is an inventor whose works (e.g., a keyhole finder for drunks) have brought him only poverty. His daughter is in love with the son of the town snob. Events conspire to ruin his bullet-proof tire just as success seems near. Another of his inventions prohibits him from committing suicide, so Sam decides to go on living.. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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18 May 1934 (France)  »

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Apesar dos Pesares  »

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Boasts a splendid cast of old biddies, the bane of Fields' existence: Kathleen Howard, Louise Carter, Nora Cecil, Elise Cavanna, Florence Enright, Josephine Whittell, Dorothy Vernon, and Isabel La Mal. See more »

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Rosita is brushing Princess Lescaboura's nails and after Rosita says, "But you must.", the Princess' hands are under the table. See more »

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Sam Bisbee: Stand clear and keep your eye on the ball!
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References The Golf Specialist (1930) See more »

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Funeral March of a Marionette
Music by Charles Gounod (uncredited)
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Packed with hysterical Fieldsian antics
7 January 2000 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the funniest films I've ever seen. Fields stars as Sam Bisbee a liquor-loving inventor who is trying to sell his puncture-proof (actually bullet-proof) tires to a major corporation. The son of a wealthy socialite proposes to Bisbee's daughter, only to be foiled by his mother when she encounters the uncouth Bisbee. On top of ruining his daughter's potential marriage, Sam also loses his car and several other inventions and mistakenly shoots the tires of a police car. The resolution involves a princess, Bisbee running down mainstreet with an ostrich on a rope, and a classic Fieldsian attempt at hitting a golf ball (which somehow results in a pie getting stuck to his hat.)

Do yourself a favor and see this movie!


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