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Millionaire Playboy (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 15 March 1940 (USA)
Joe Zany has been bashful around girls since he was a baby, and has violent spells of hiccuping when he is kissed by one. His father, utilities magnate J.B. Zany, calls in the services of ... See full summary »

Director:

Leslie Goodwins

Writers:

Bert Granet (story), Bert Granet (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe Penner ... Joe Zany, aka Mr. Joe Potter
Linda Hayes ... Lois Marlowe
Russ Brown Russ Brown ... Mr. Bob Norman
Fritz Feld ... 'G.G.' Gorta
Tom Kennedy ... Tom Murphy
Granville Bates ... Stafford
Arthur Q. Bryan Arthur Q. Bryan ... J.B. Zany
Pamela Blake ... Eleanor (as Adele Pearce)
Diane Hunter Diane Hunter ... Hattie
Mary Beth Milford ... Bertha (as Mary Milford)
Mantan Moreland ... Bellhop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Faylen ... (scenes deleted)
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Joe Zany has been bashful around girls since he was a baby, and has violent spells of hiccuping when he is kissed by one. His father, utilities magnate J.B. Zany, calls in the services of escort bureau manager Bob Norman and offers him a fat fee if he can cure Joe. Learning that Joe isn't scared of old ladies, Bob takes him to a lake resort where there are many girls and tells him they are old ladies who have had face lifts. Neither Bob nor Joe know that J.B. is trying to buy all the property around the lake for an electric power project, and has two agents on the job, Stafford and Murph. Stafford is trying to persuade resort-owner Lois Marlow to sell out but she refuses, though her guests are leaving because there are no men around. She hells them that Joe is a millionaire playboy and the girls decide to stay and work their wiles on him. Stafford and Murph, anxious for the guests to leave so Lois will sell out, decide to try and scare Joe away. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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"JOE ZANY" IS HIS NAME... SO WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT?... Shadows Scare Him... Squirrels Chase Him... Girls Panic Him!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Penultimate film of Joe Penner. See more »

Quotes

J.B. Zany: Did you buy those notes?
Joe Zany, aka Mr. Joe Potter: Uh huh.
J.B. Zany: Well, you're a smarter businessman than I thought.
Joe Zany, aka Mr. Joe Potter: Yeah, they can't fool me. I'm too ignorant!
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Enjoyably silly comedy with energetic cast
1 June 2020 | by Kind67See all my reviews

While this isn't a great comedy, it has fun-to-watch characters and is a nice diversion when you're in the mood for something silly but fun. I thought Joe Penner was a pleasure in this film for me and was ably supported by an excellent supporting cast who add life and spirit. Linda Hayes is quite attractive and sweet as the romantic interest of Joe Penner's character. Tom Kennedy is hilarious and Fritz Feld is a delight in the too few scenes he's in. The script could use some more wit to balance all the juvenile dialog, though. But the cast and director does a great job selling the material and making it fun to watch


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glamour Boy See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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