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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.

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Writers:

Walter DeLeon (screen play), Paul M. Jones (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
W.C. Fields ... Sam Bisbee
Joan Marsh ... Pauline Bisbee
Buster Crabbe ... Bob Murchison (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)
Adrienne Ames ... Princess Lescaboura
Louise Carter ... Mrs. Bessie Bisbee
Kathleen Howard ... Mrs. Murchison
Tammany Young ... Caddy
Dell Henderson ... Mayor (as Del Henderson)
James B. 'Pop' Kenton James B. 'Pop' Kenton ... Doc Beebe
Robert McKenzie ... Charlie Bogle (as Robert Mc Kenzie)
Nora Cecil ... Mrs. Price
George Irving ... President of Tire Co.
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Storyline

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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Roar With Laughter at the Antics of the Screen's Prime Nut! (Print Ad-Spokane Daily Chronicle, ((Spokane, Wash.)) 23 April 1934) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The film's climactic golf skit is taken right from Fields' vintage stage routine and his first sound short, The Golf Specialist (1930). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Sam Bisbee: [to the Princess, who he believes is contemplating suicide] When you wake up in the morning and find yourself dead, you'll regret it.
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Connections

Remake of So's Your Old Man (1926) See more »

Soundtracks

Sympathizin' With Me
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Johnston
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
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Sweet Endearing Comedy in Depression Era!
12 December 2011 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

The film has a first rate cast with the incomparable W.C. Fields as Sam Bisbee (an inventor). He's married to his wife, Louise, and the father of a young woman, Pauline Bisbee. Sam always has something up his sleeves. The cast including his wife and daughter and others are first rate. Well, the Bisbees live on the wrong side of the tracks in their town. When Pauline falls for Bob Murchison (played by Buster Crabbe), they have to get the Murchisons's approval especially his mother. While Pauline's mother's background are the Warrens of Virginia, she does a decent job until her husband shows his embarrassing family. Anyway, the story is quite simple and amusing. Sam feels bad about how he failed his daughter. A train trip and meeting a Princess (played beautifully by Adrienne Ames) changes everything. It's a sweet comedy overall with great old time Hollywood stars.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1934 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Apesar dos Pesares See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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