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Party Wire (1935)

Approved | | Drama | 27 April 1935 (USA)
When the daughter of the town's leading citizen and a local dairyman have a romance,and the man makes a sudden-and-unexplained trip out of town, the local gossips, employing the ... See full summary »

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Writers:

Ethel Hill (screen play), John Howard Lawson (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jean Arthur ... Marge Oliver
Victor Jory ... Matthew Putnam
Helen Lowell ... Nettie Putnam
Robert Allen ... Roy Daniels
Charley Grapewin ... Will Oliver (as Charles Grapewin)
Clara Blandick ... Mathilda Sherman
Geneva Mitchell ... Irene Sherman
Maude Eburne ... Clara West
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Bert West
Oscar Apfel ... Thomas Sherman
Robert Middlemass ... Judge Stephenson
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Storyline

When the daughter of the town's leading citizen and a local dairyman have a romance,and the man makes a sudden-and-unexplained trip out of town, the local gossips, employing the small-town's shared telephone lines, start a malicious gossip campaign discussing the assumed-but-incorrect reason. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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DAMNED by a Whole Town, But All They Were Guilty of Was Love! See more »

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los hilos del chisme See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia 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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Some reviews credited Charles Middleton with the role of "Johnson," but that part was played by Guy Usher. See more »

Soundtracks

For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played on piano by Lee Phelps and sung by the Rotary Club members
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Keep an eye out for Walter Brennan.
23 January 2007 | by jshaffer-6See all my reviews

If you didn't grow up in a town like this, you might think the plot was exaggerated, and that people didn't really act like this. But they did. From the old man with his jug to all the members of the First Self Righteous church, these are all characters from my home town. Even the party line was familiar, but these old gossips didn't need the party line to spread gossip about every one in town. And it didn't need to be anything specific, just a whiff of anything different, and they were all off baying like hounds.

I was very unhappy that there was no real chemistry between the leads in this movie. I have seen Victor Jory as Indians and as every sort of criminal, but as a romantic lead he is a total dud. A handsome profile, a great voice, but as snake eyed as they come, and I kept waiting for him to hiss. A shame Jean Arthur didn't have someone more attractive to play opposite her.


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