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Love on a Bet (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 6 March 1936 (USA)
In order to raise money to produce a play (as well as prove that the plot isn't ridiculous), Michael McCreigh makes a bet with his Uncle Carlton that he can begin in Central Park in his ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Michael MacCreigh
... Paula Gilbert
... Aunt Charlotte
... Uncle Carlton MacCreigh
... Plaza Ritz Hotel Owner
... Stephen Dody
... Jackson Wallace (as Addison Randall)
... Donovan - Escaped Convict
... Morton - Escaped Convict
... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
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In order to raise money to produce a play (as well as prove that the plot isn't ridiculous), Michael McCreigh makes a bet with his Uncle Carlton that he can begin in Central Park in his underwear and, without paying or borrowing for transportation, get to California in 10 days with a decent suit, $100...and a fiance. If he wins, he gets $15,000 to produce the play; if he loses, he must accept a job in his uncle's packing plant. Written by Arlene K. Witt <arlene@inx.net>

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Don't Bet on Love  »

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As Michael and Paula are being driven through the streets of Los Angeles near the end of the film, they are depicted as driving past the same intersection twice in successive shots - once in a long shot from above, then in the next studio shot in front of a rear-projection screen. Note the Owl Drug store on the corner. See more »

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Morton, Escaped Con: Step right in. You young folks, up in front. Mother can sit in back with us.
Donovan, Stupid Escaped Con: After five years in the pen, I ain't lookin' for no Mother. Why don't you put the pretty one in the back with me and put this old battle axe up in the front?
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Mademoiselle from Armentieres
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Whistled by Gene Raymond
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another guy chases girl caper from G. Raymond
22 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Ann Sothern must have been busy that week... SHE usually starred in these RKO, mid 1930's films with Gene Raymond. Guy pursues girl, Girl treats guy like crap, Guy and Girl FINALLY iron things out, similar to Fred Astair and Ginger films, but here, no dancing and singing. And at least the awesome, sarcastic Helen Broderick is in it, as always backing up Gene Raymond's underhanded character; she seems to want love to succeed, even when the young female lead is against it. In this one, Wendy Barrie is Paula, who is chased around the country by Michael (Gene Raymond) on some wild, silly caper, because he made a bet with someone. This one is just like all the other lightweight, fun, silly chases Raymond made in the 1930s. With the production code in full force, it had to be kept light and fluffy. Directed by Leigh Jason, who made three of these love stories with Raymond. Its a great 77 minutes of fun! FINALLY available on Warner Brothers Archives website.


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