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Cain and Mabel (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 26 September 1936 (USA)
A talented boxer and a gifted dancer hope to increase their waning popularity by inventing a fictitious love affair for the benefit of the tabloids.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Laird Doyle (screen play), H.C. Witwer (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Davies ... Mabel O'Dare
Clark Gable ... Larry Cain
Allen Jenkins ... Dodo
Roscoe Karns ... Reilly
Walter Catlett ... Jake Sherman
Robert Paige ... Ronny Cauldwell (as David Carlyle)
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Milo
Ruth Donnelly ... Aunt Mimi
Pert Kelton ... Toddy
William Collier Sr. ... Pop Walters
Sammy White Sammy White ... Specialty - Coney Island Number
E.E. Clive ... Charles Fendwick
Allen Pomeroy Allen Pomeroy ... Tom Reed
Robert Middlemass ... Cafe Proprietor
Joseph Crehan ... Reed's Manager
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Storyline

The managers of heavyweight champion Larry Cain and Broadway musical star Mabel O'Dare scheme up a romance to give the celebrities more glamour. But the two don't hit it off, having started on the wrong foot. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@alumni.umbc.edu>

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Warner Brothers' Biggest Musical Extravaganza in Three Years! See more »


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caim e Mabel See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The penultimate film of Marion Davies. See more »

Goofs

During the gargantuan MGM-style "I'll Sing You a Thousand Love Songs" production number, a stage hand can be clearly seen walking behind a white horse and carriage. See more »

Quotes

Aloysius K. Reilly: Put down the skull, Hamlet. Everything's gonna be all right.
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Connections

Featured in Three Cheers for the Girls (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Theme from '42nd Street'
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Performed by the nightclub band
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Much under-rated musical comedy, lots of wise cracks.
19 January 1999 | by MDfanSee all my reviews

Marion Davies and Clark Gable work very well together. Along with an all-star cast, CAIN AND MABEL is fast moving wise-cracking fun! The musical numbers are outrageous in presentation, especially the "I'll Sing You A Thousand Love Songs" number, which required building the largest soundstage in Hollywood (Burbank actually), Stage #7 on the Warner lot. It's not GONE WITH THE WIND, but it doesn't try to be; it's just fun.


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