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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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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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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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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Alexander first meets Mabel, her stuck car gets mud all over his clothes. He ties a rope to a taxi to pull her car. As soon as he gets into the taxi, the mud is gone from his clothes. See more »

Quotes

Alexander Botts: Mr. Healy, I'm an independent salesman. I take orders from no one.
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Featured in Hollywood Comedy Legends (2011) See more »

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The world premier.
5 March 1999 | by nemsisSee all my reviews

The world premier of this movie was held in Peoria Illinois in 1936. Peoria is the home of Caterpillar tractor company on which the Earthworm tractor was loosely based. The movie referred to Peoria being the base for Earthworm Tractor Co. Joe E. Brown attended the premier and the street in front of the Madison theater was packed. It was also one of the hottest nights of the season.


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