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Country Gentlemen (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 November 1936 (USA)
After being run out of town after town for trying to sell worthless stock, two con artists breeze into the small town of Chesterville, where they find themselves accused of kidnapping a young boy to whom they offered a ride.


Ralph Staub


Joseph Hoffman (screenplay), Gertrude Orr (screenplay) | 4 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Ole Olsen ... J.D. McAllister, aka Jerome D. Hamilton
Chic Johnson ... Charles Watson, aka Charlie 'Chubby' Williams
Joyce Compton ... Gertie
Lila Lee ... Mrs. Louise Heath
Pierre Watkin ... Mr. Grayson
Donald Kirke ... Mr. Martin
Ray Corrigan ... Briggs
Sammy McKim ... Billy Heath
Wade Boteler ... First Deputy
Ivan Miller ... Harry, Second Deputy
Olin Howland ... Lawyer
Frank Sheridan ... Chief of Police
Harry Harvey ... Shorty, an Investor
Joe Cunningham Joe Cunningham ... Chuck, the Counterman
Prince Prince ... Fluffy (the Great Dane)


McAllister (Ole Olsen and Hamilton (Chic Johnson)are a couple of con-men who travel about the country selling worthless stock to small town citizens. They come to Chesterville where they see a potential sucker list in the local war-veteran's home. They sell shares to the vets in a local worthless oil-field. McAllister falls in love with the widowed-owner of their hotel, Louise Heath (Lila Lee)who persuades him to give up his shady dealings. But before he can convince his partner the townspeople catch on to their scheme and decide jail is the place for them. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Before Chubby leaves the office, he is wearing a single-breasted jacket, but when he goes down to the car, it's a double-breasted jacket and Fluffy tears it up. Later, when the guys stop to eat, Chubby is wearing the single-breasted jacket again. See more »

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Olsen and Johnson appear after the opening title, before the full credits, opening and closing a door. See more »

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Good laughs.
15 February 2005 | by iszatsoSee all my reviews

Movie moves right along and has many one liners. Comedic in nature and keeps one's attention. The story line is about two men who are steps ahead of the law and dissolving their partnership in securities swindles. Interesting that it has a musical soundtrack in the background complimenting the dialog. The two main characters contrast each other with smart and not so smart personae. Gertie plays the persistent female bent on bringing additional struggle and trouble to the partners in crime.

If you like early comedy from a not so known cast, good show to watch.

Film quality is good even. Steak dinner is 60 cents back then.

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Release Date:

9 November 1936 (USA) See more »

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Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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