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Strike Me Pink (1936)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 24 January 1936 (USA)
Meek Eddie Pink becomes manager of an amusement park beset by mobsters.

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(story and novel "Dreamland" in the Saturday Evening Post), (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Eddie Pink
... Joyce Lennox
... Claribel Higg
... Parkyakarkus (as Parkyakarkus)
... Mr. Copple
... Themselves
Helen Lowell ... Hattie 'Ma' Carson (as Helene Lowell)
... Butch Carson
... Vance
... Mr. Thrust (as Jack LaRue)
... Sunnie
... Mademoiselle Fifi (as Rita Rio)
... Killer
... Chorley Lennox (as Sidney H. Fields)
Don Brodie ... Mr. Marsh
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After helping a numbskull graduate college, a nebbish blunders into a job running an amusement park. There he wards off a variety of con artists and other miscreants while he pursues a nightclub singer. Written by Andrei Blok

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Comedy | Musical

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24 January 1936 (USA)  »

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As Mil Mentiras  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Clarence Budington Kelland wrote his story as a vehicle for Harold Lloyd. See more »

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Referenced in Yellow Submarine (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Calabash Pipe
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Lew Brown
Sung by Eddie Cantor and Ethel Merman and danced by chorus
Main theme played in the score often
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Great concluding chase
9 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

I haven't seen the whole movie, but just happened upon the last 15 or 20 minutes on TCM. Most of this time was filled by a chase scene that was actually kind of exciting (though it strained credulity that Our Hero wasn't killed about 8 times) and often funny. I was often thinking, "How did they do that?" I don't know about the rest of the film, but his part was definitely worth seeing.

An interesting aspect of changing technology was that the object of the chase was to get/keep possession of a phonograph record, presumably the only copy of an important recorded conversation. It wouldn't have happened in the digital age!


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