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You Can't Beat Love (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 June 1937 (USA)
Never one to turn down a dare, Jimmy Hughes--a wealthy but eccentric lawyer--takes his faithful butler Jasper and gets a job digging ditches to fulfill a bet he made with two reporters. In ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... James Ellsworth 'Jimmy' Hughes
... Trudy Olson
... Jasper 'Meadows' Hives
William Brisbane ... Clem Bruner
Alan Bruce ... Scoop Gallagher
... Foreman Butch Mehaffey
... Dwight Parsons
... Police Chief Brennan
... Mayor Olson
... Pretty Boy Jones
... Louie the Weasel
... May 'Bubbles' Smith
... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
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Never one to turn down a dare, Jimmy Hughes--a wealthy but eccentric lawyer--takes his faithful butler Jasper and gets a job digging ditches to fulfill a bet he made with two reporters. In his new job he meets Trudy Olson, the daughter of the city's mayor who is running for re-election. A misunderstanding with Trudy results in Jimmy announcing his intention to run against the mayor. This winds up getting him involved with crooked cops, gamblers, corrupt politicians and greedy businessmen. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Don't Even Try
12 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Playboy lawyer Preston Foster (as Jimmy Hughes) is reluctantly recruited to run against an incumbent mayor, while romancing his daughter, pretty blonde Joan Fontaine (as Trudy Olson). The campaign leads to the uncovering of a gang of racketeering gamblers in the city, with both mayoral candidates, and the city police chief, becoming suspects. "You Can't Beat Love" is a competent, but routine little piece of fluff, which looks to have benefited few of those involved. There are a few likable moments. Thankfully, it was as forgettable as it was routine.

*** You Can't Beat Love (1937) Christy Cabanne ~ Preston Foster, Joan Fontaine, Herbert Mundin


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