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Brother Rat and a Baby (1940)

Approved | | Comedy | 13 January 1940 (USA)
Three comrades graduate from Viriginia Military Institute. Bing has a chance to return to VMI as a football coach.

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

John Monks Jr. (original screen play), Fred F. Finklehoffe (original screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Priscilla Lane ... Joyce Winfree
Wayne Morris ... Billy Randolph
Jane Bryan ... Kate
Eddie Albert ... 'Bing' Edwards
Jane Wyman ... Claire Terry
Ronald Reagan ... Dan Crawford
Peter B. Good Peter B. Good ... Commencement
Arthur Treacher ... Snelling
Moroni Olsen ... Maj. Terry
Jessie Busley ... Mrs. Brooks
Larry Williams Larry Williams ... Harley Harrington
Berton Churchill ... Mr. Harper
Nana Bryant ... Mrs. Harper
Paul Harvey ... Sterling Randolph
Mayo Methot ... Girl in Bus
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Storyline

Three comrades graduate from Viriginia Military Institute. Bing has a chance to return to VMI as a football coach.

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They're back with a bang! ...and a BABY.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 January 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baby Be Good See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$121,000, 31 January 1940
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Tuesday 25 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Los Angeles Sunday 7 October 1956 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Bellingham WA Friday 19 October 1956 on KVOS (Channel 12), in Boston Monday 29 October 1956 on WBZ (Channel 4), in Indianapolis Sunday 17 March 1957 on WFBM (Channel 6), in Phoenix Monday 17 June 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12), and in Portland OR Saturday 20 July 1957 on KOIN (Channel 6). See more »

Connections

Follows Brother Rat (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played when Billy announces his wedding plans
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Even sillier than the first one
19 March 2009 | by Michael MorrisonSee all my reviews

Someone, or maybe several someones, didn't pay enough attention to this sequel.

For one thing, the Jane Wyman character, for some reason never explained, or probably for no reason, has a different name. In the original, she was first called "Claire Adams" so potential dates wouldn't realize she was the daughter of the school commandant, Colonel Ramm.

In this sequel, she is named "Claire Terry" and her father is Major Terry.

While inexplicable, I guess the best approach is simply to suspend one's disbelief and enjoy the pleasant entertainment.

The story really isn't much, but the performers are among the most charming in Hollywood history.


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