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Country Gentlemen (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 November 1936 (USA)
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 full summary »

Director:

Ralph Staub

Writers:

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

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 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)
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

To tossede fyre See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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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Goofs

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 »

Crazy Credits

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

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The Grump and the Giggler
8 October 2015 | by hotangenSee all my reviews

One dose of these 2 is enough for me. There's another O & J film included in this Mill Creek comedy collection, but no thanks. Hope and Crosby, also wise-cracking would-be con artists in their Road pictures, show by contrast how inferior Olsen & Johnson are as film comedians.

Watched this film just to see Joyce Compton in one of her dumb blonde roles. She's fabulous. But it was irritating to watch O & J routinely belittle and mistreat her. Shockingly, they drove away from the café, miles from their destination, leaving her behind in the dust. However, to her character's credit, she takes no notice of their meanness, catches up to them, and continues to be loyal to these louts. Also enjoyed seeing Lila Lee, a major star in silent films, in a sizable support role.

10 stars for Compton. Zero stars for the 2 stars.


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