Billy Austin served on the crew of the USN airship Macon until it crashed at sea during a storm. In the hospital, the captain has given him a watch with the motto of the crew 'It Shall Be ...
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Fred, the wealthy owner of apple groves, has sent his nephew to college, but the only job that his nephew has after graduating is the job of not working. Bill is a dreamer, a talker and a ... See full summary »
William C. McGann
Madame DuBarry is a 1934 American historical film directed by William Dieterle and starring Dolores del Rio, Reginald Owen, Victor Jory and Osgood Perkins. The film portrays the life of ... See full summary »
Dolores del Rio,
Billy Austin served on the crew of the USN airship Macon until it crashed at sea during a storm. In the hospital, the captain has given him a watch with the motto of the crew 'It Shall Be Done' inscribed on it. He was discharged from the Navy after losing one leg to the crash and now needs a job. As he knows lumber, he applies at the Rick's Lumbering Co. and persists by seeing both vice presidents and then Mr. Ricks. The President does hire him and his job is to sell the wood no one wants to buy. Austin thrives and becomes the star salesman of the company. He has also met the daughter of the President and intends to marry.Written by
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The lumber called "skunk spruce" in the film is better known as white spruce or Canadian spruce. The "bull pine' also mentioned is the common name for several species of North American yellow pine trees. See more »
Wife of Mr. J. Brown #2:
Ya want John Brown ya say? That goes for me, too, mister! He just left me for a flat-footed, high-steppin', high-yella. And if I ever get ahold of her...
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Opening credits are shown on the pages of a magazine... "Cosmopolitan". See more »
Would be interesting to know the real timing of this film... released JUST after the crash of the Hindenburg. Was it just a coincidence... that the film talks about the crash of a zeppelin? Acc to imdb, production was occurring December of 1936, which makes it look like it was all in the works prior to the real life disaster, but I guess they could have still added that on to the beginning. That's the opening scene, then the story moves on from there. George Brent is Bill Austin, injured and retired from the Navy, looking for work. Anita Louise is Margaret, daughter of the ornery lumber company president. Austin lands a job, and starts dating Margaret... hijinx ensue. This one goes all around the mulberrry bush; Lots of executive office politics. Tests. Silliness. We admire the lengths he goes to for the girl he loves, but who would put up with all that?? Austin sounds too good to be true. Will it work out, or will it come crashing down? It's all okay. The main attraction here is director Busby Berkeley.. this was one of his films that DIDN'T have the elaborate dance numbers that made him so famous. Plot is a little goofy, but we go on a journey with Austin that may or may not work out in the end.
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