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Fight for Your Lady (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 5 November 1937 (USA)
Wrestling trainer puts himself in charge of a singer's love life when the singer is jilted by a rich girl.

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Benjamin Stoloff (as Ben Stoloff)

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Ernest Pagano (screen play), Harry Segall (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Boles ... Robert Densmore
Jack Oakie ... Honest 'Ham' Hamilton
Ida Lupino ... Marietta
Margot Grahame ... Marcia Trent
Gordon Jones ... Mike Scanlon
Erik Rhodes ... Anton Spadissimo
Billy Gilbert ... Boris
Paul Guilfoyle ... Jim Trask
Georges Renavent Georges Renavent ... Joris
Charles Judels ... Felix Janos
Maude Eburne ... Nadya
Charles Coleman ... Densmore's Butler
Leona Roberts ... Cleaning Woman
Forrester Harvey ... Referee (as Forester Harvey)
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Ham Hamilton knows that gold-digger Marcia Trent is only after Robert Densmore for his money, so he tells Marcia that Robert is broke and she calls off the announced wedding. Disappointed and ready to die, Robert goes to Budapest, with Ham as his companion, where he decides he can best accomplish his death wish by making love to Marietta, whose husband, Spadissimo is the finest swordsman in all of Europe and will surely kill him in a duel. The duel is on and Robert is very quickly on the losing end when Ham, knowing that Spadissimo has a mother complex, poses as Robert's mother and Spadissimo breaks down in tears, while Robert, Marietta and Ham make a quick exit stage left. Marcia, having learned that Robert is not broke enters ready to renew the romance, but takes her romance notion in another direction when the sees the size of the castle of the recently-jilted Spadissimo. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 November 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor em Budapest See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The Blue Danube Waltz, Opus 314
(1867) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Strauss
Arranged by Nathaniel Shilkret
Played on a radio
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Uneven comedy veers between romance and wackiness
19 December 2017 | by csteidlerSee all my reviews

Wrestling manager Jack Oakie teams up with world-famous tenor John Boles, who apparently needs a personal trainer. Oakie takes Boles to Budapest to get away from it all, where Boles immediately falls for singer Ida Lupino, whose cabaret act features songs and a dummy.

The Boles-Lupino romance is fairly straightforward but Oakie's comedy tends toward Ritz Brothers-style goofiness, and the picture does seem to have trouble making up its mind whether to be cute or merely obnoxious....

Margot Grahame has a fun role as a gold digger who dumps Boles in a fit and marries dim-but-brawny wrestler Gordon Jones in a hurry.

Erik Rhodes is hilarious as Spadissimo, Lupino's continental would-be lover who may or may not want to kill Boles in a duel but really wants people to know what a dashing rogue he is: "I will show you that I come from a family of fighting fools! Of which I am the biggest!"

Lots of laughs and silly characters, even if it does come across as rather disjointed instead of supremely wild and crazy.


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