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Earthworm Tractors (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 17 December 1936 (Denmark)
Alexander Botts is a self-described natural born salesman and master mechanic, who is trying to make a big sale of Earthworm tractors to grouchy lumberman Johnson. Since Botts doesn't ... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Enright (as Raymond Enright)

Writers:

Richard Macaulay (screen play) (as Richard Macauley), Joe Traub (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... Alexander Botts
June Travis ... Mabel Johnson
Guy Kibbee ... Sam Johnson
Dick Foran ... Emmet McManus
Carol Hughes ... Sally Blair
Gene Lockhart ... George Healey
Olin Howland ... Mr. Blair
Joseph Crehan ... Mr. Henderson
Rosalind Marquis ... Telephone Girl
Charles C. Wilson ... H.J. Russell (as Charles Wilson)
William B. Davidson ... Mr. Jackson (as William Davidson)
Irving Bacon ... Taxicab Driver
Stuart Holmes ... The Doctor
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Storyline

Alexander Botts is a self-described natural born salesman and master mechanic, who is trying to make a big sale of Earthworm tractors to grouchy lumberman Johnson. Since Botts doesn't really know anything about tractors, and since the old-fashioned Johnson is opposed to tractors of any kind, it isn't going to be an easy sell. But Botts perseveres, encouraged by Johnson's daughter. Written by Snow Leopard

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Comedy

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Actress Sarah Edwards, while listed in preview credits and shown in at least one still from "Earthworm Tractors" as Mrs. Blair, was cut from final release prints. Others listed in studio records but not in the print are Cliff Saum (Freight Agent/Bell Boy), Jack Richardson (Clerk), Sam Flint (Hotel Manager), Victoria Vinton (Secretary), Phil Ryley (Aquarium Porter), and Evelyn Birwill. See more »

Goofs

The hat of the bell boy who delivers a telegram to Alexander is on backward. See more »

Quotes

Sam Johnson: Mabel, where's Tibet?
[He pronounces it "TIB-bit."]
Mabel Johnson: It's in Asia, Dad.
Sam Johnson: That's right. I didn't think you knew.
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Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

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Brown is Botts to the "T"
20 January 2007 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

This exceptionally noisy comedy is an absolute must for all Joe E. Brown and mechanical tractor fans. Others may find Mr Brown's determined camera-hogging heavy going, though it must be admitted that all the other major male players (with the notable exception of Dick Foran) try to steal scenes too by constantly shouting at the top of their voices.

Although June Travis is pretty enough, the girls get hardly a look-in.

Of course there are also several spectacularly staged accidents to keep our eyes riveted on Mr Brown. And it must be admitted, director Enright keeps the plot moving along at a commendably rapid pace.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 1936 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A Natural Born Salesman See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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