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Small Town Girl (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 10 April 1936 (USA)
Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while ... See full summary »

Directors:

William A. Wellman, Robert Z. Leonard (uncredited)

Writers:

John Lee Mahin (screenplay), Frances Goodrich (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Janet Gaynor ... Kay Brannan
Robert Taylor ... Bob Dakin
Binnie Barnes ... Priscilla Hyde
Andy Devine ... George Brannan
Lewis Stone ... Dr. Dakin
Elizabeth Patterson ... Ma Brannan
Frank Craven ... Will Brannan
James Stewart ... Elmer Clampett
Isabel Jewell ... Emily Brannan
Charley Grapewin ... Dr. Ned Fabre
Nella Walker ... Mrs. Dakin
Robert Greig ... Childers
Edgar Kennedy ... Captain Mack
Willie Fung ... So-So
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Storyline

Kay is a girl living in a small rural town whose life is just too dull and repetitious to bear. One night, she meets young, handsome, and rich Bob Dakin, who asks her for directions while drunk and then proceeds to take her out on a night on the town. Kay likes the stranger, and when the drunken Bob decides that they should get married, Kay hesitates little before consenting. The morning after the affair, Bob, once sober, regrets his mistake. His strict and upright parents, however, insist that the young couple pretend marriage for 6 months before divorcing, in order to avoid bad publicity. Bob resents Kay for standing in the way of him and his fiancée, Priscilla, but Kay still hopes that he'd have a change of heart. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

One Horse Town See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Re-titled 'One Horse Town' (in order to avoid confusion with MGM's Small Town Girl (1953)), this film was first telecast in Los Angeles Monday 6 January 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11), in Philadelphia 26 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), in San Francisco 7 March 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 8 December 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

The calendar that Robert Taylor looks at that Janet Gaynor's character is making time on shows February with 31 days. The days are correct for February 1936, a leap year with 29 days, except for the Sunday & Monday 2 added days at the end. See more »

Quotes

Bob Dakin: The telephone is a marvelous invention but you should never use one while standing in a bathtub.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on the turning pages of a book. See more »

Connections

References The Merry Widow (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm in the Mood for Love
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Performed by Edgar Kennedy
[Captain Mack hums the tune]
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Sweet Love Story
5 August 2008 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Knew this would be a good film because it was directed by William A. Wellman who is a famous director. This story deals with a young girl named Kay Brannan, (Janet Gaynor) who lives in a small town and Kay is getting tired of the same people and the same things that they talk about and also having to marry the same type of man everyone else does. On night she is walking around her town and she meets up with Dr. Bob Dakin, (Robert Taylor) who takes her to a bar and they both get rather smashed. They wind up going to a justice of the peace in the middle of the morning and get married and you can just imagine what happens the next morning when they both wake up. There is plenty of comedy and a very cute love story which will warm your heart. Enjoy.


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