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Merrily We Live (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 4 March 1938 (USA)
Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod

Writers:

Eddie Moran (screen play), Jack Jevne (screen play)
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Nominated for 5 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Jerry Kilbourne
Brian Aherne ... Wade Rawlins
Alan Mowbray ... Grosvenor - Butler
Billie Burke ... Mrs. Kilbourne
Patsy Kelly ... Etta
Ann Dvorak ... Minerva Harlan
Tom Brown ... Kane Kilbourne
Clarence Kolb ... Mr. Kilbourne
Bonita Granville ... Marian Kilbourne
Marjorie Rambeau ... Mrs. Harlan
Phillip Reed ... Herbert Wheeler
Willie Best ... George
Sidney Bracey ... 2nd Butler
Paul Everton ... Senator Harlan
Marjorie Kane Marjorie Kane ... Rosa
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Storyline

Dizzy society matron Emily Kilbourne has a habit of hiring ex-cons and hobos as servants. Her latest find is a handsome "tramp" who shows up at her doorstep and soon ends up in a chauffeur's uniform. He also catches the eye of her pretty Geraldine. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dark Chapter See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Clarence Kolb and Marjorie Rambeau would be reunited in the 1957 film Man of a Thousand Faces. the last feature film for each. See more »

Goofs

When Jerry and Marian are rushing down the stairs near the beginning of the film, a shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the wall to the left. See more »

Quotes

Rosa: I hardly even spoke to the man. Only to kiss him goodnight.
Etta: Well, no wonder he left. Even a tramp has some feelings.
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Crazy Credits

Behind the opening credits, the cast walks arm in arm up the driveway towards the camera. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Neon (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! (The Boys Are Marching)
(1864) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by George Frederick Root
Sung a cappella by Bonita Granville
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Priceless
19 September 2004 | by ByrdwomanSee all my reviews

This movie is priceless. Too bad it got caught up in a time where it wasn't recognized as it should have been. It is my and my husband's favorite movie of all time. Would love to purchase a DVD or VHS but, don't know where to get it.

The story line is terrific!

The characters are proficient!

Wonderfully written.

Brilliantly directed.

If you ever have the chance to watch this movie, don't pass it up!


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