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Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937)

Butler Jeeves goes to America duped by mobsters into believing he is the heir to the fortune of Sir Francis Drake.

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Eugene Forde

Writers:

Frank Fenton (screen play), Lynn Root (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arthur Treacher ... Jeeves
Patricia Ellis ... Patricia Westley
Robert Kent ... Gerry Townsend
Alan Dinehart ... Hon. Cedric B. Cromwell
George Givot ... Prince Boris Caminov
Helen Flint ... Babe
John Harrington ... Barney Ross
George Cooper ... Slug
Arthur Housman ... Max
Max Wagner ... Joey
Franklin Pangborn ... Gaston
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Butler Jeeves goes to America duped by mobsters into believing he is the heir to the fortune of Sir Francis Drake.

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butler | sequel | based on novel | See All (3) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 1937 (USA) See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono (RCA High Fidelity Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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As Jeeves and the con men drive along a London street, in the rear projection can be seen the shop windows of a cabinet maker named "Woodhouse and Son." See more »

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Follows Thank You, Jeeves! (1936) See more »

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Jeeves Returns in Crime Caper Comedy
27 February 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

When a couple of swindlers convince Jeeves, that impeccable gentleman's gentleman, that he is the long-lost heir to the fortune of Sir Francis Drake, he embarks with them to New York, where he is immediately embroiled with bank robbers & mobsters. To get yourself out of this pickle, you'll need to STEP LIVELY, JEEVES!

In this, the second of two Jeeves films (following THANK YOU, JEEVES! - 1936), Arthur Treacher once again has a field day as the world's most famous butler. He is always great fun, with his icy stare & nasal tones. Too bad the plot doesn't give us more of him. With three sets of crooks & a couple of snoopy reporters, Jeeves sometimes gets lost in the proceedings.

This is also a different Jeeves from the one created by Sir P. G. Wodehouse. Bertie Wooster is nowhere to be seen, nor is he even mentioned. Also, the Movie Jeeves is much too easily duped by the criminals - the Literary Jeeves would have sent the fellows packing with a flea in their ear. The Movie Jeeves gets falling-down drunk, unthinkable for his Literary Counterpart. The Movie Jeeves also claims his first name is `Rupert' - whereas from the novels we know his real name is `Reginald'. Ah, ha! An impostor!

In the supporting cast, George Givot has some funny moments as a phony Russian prince. Franklin Pangborn shines in a tiny role as a headwaiter; too bad he has no scenes with Treacher.


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