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Doughnuts and Society (1936)

Kate Flannagan (Louise Fazenda) and Belle Dugan (Maude Eburne)operate a downtown coffee shop and, while dispensing their locally-famous doughnuts, engage in their favorite pastime, friendly... See full summary »

Director:

Lewis D. Collins

Writers:

Karen DeWolf (story and screenplay), Robert St. Claire (story and screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Louise Fazenda ... Kate Flannagan
Maude Eburne ... Belle Dugan
Ann Rutherford ... Joan Dugan
Edward J. Nugent ... Jerry Flannagan (as Eddie Nugent)
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Murray Hill
Franklin Pangborn ... Benson
Rafael Storm ... Ivan Petroff (as Rafael Corio)
Harold Minjir Harold Minjir ... Hoyt
Olaf Hytten Olaf Hytten ... Wellington
Robert Light ... Bill
Isabelle Keith ... Miss Bradley (as Claudelle Kaye)
Smiley Burnette ... Mover #2
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Kate Flannagan (Louise Fazenda) and Belle Dugan (Maude Eburne)operate a downtown coffee shop and, while dispensing their locally-famous doughnuts, engage in their favorite pastime, friendly quarreling between themselves. This changes when Belle suddenly becomes heir to a small fortune which allows her to crash high-society and make her daughter,Joan, a débutante. This creates a rift between the two former partners, with the result that the proud Kate refuses to accept her friend's good fortune nor allow her son, Jerry, who is in love with Joan,to do so. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stepping Into Society See more »

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Production Co:

Mascot Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Final film to be produced by Mascot Pictures. See more »

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Remake of Caught Short (1930) See more »

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Eburne and Fazenda
16 April 2003 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Maude Eburne and Louise Fazenda play off each other wonderfully, as two long-time friends and partners in a doughnut shop who part when one of Eburne's harebrained investments pay off and she leaves to get her daughter into society. The two bring an sense of cameraderie, irritation and mutual sympathy that is reminiscent of Laurel and Hardy and the supporting cast, including the ever dependable Franklin Pangborn and a young Anne Rutherford are fine.

The script, however, veers from beautifully played small moments of pensiveness to to unfunny moments of forced slapstick. Eburne plays her role as if she is playing the snobby wife in RUGGLES OF RED GAP instead of the down-to-earth Maw Pettingill, which role she did take. The comedic partnership is very uneven and the net result is generally ill-humored. Still, it's worth a look to see what these two old pros can do with their opportunities.


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