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Niagara Falls (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 17 October 1941 (USA)
Margie Blake, who wants to get married young and have two dozen kids, has a flat tire and traveling salesman Tom Wilson, who believes in "loving 'em and leaving 'em" stops to help. They ... See full summary »

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Paul Girard Smith (original screenplay) (as Paul Gerard Smith), Hal Yates (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Woodworth ... Margy Blake
Tom Brown ... Tom Wilson
Zasu Pitts ... Emmy Sawyer
Slim Summerville ... Sam Sawyer
Chester Clute ... Potter
Edgar Dearing ... State Trooper
Edward Gargan ... Chuck (as Ed Gargan)
Gladys Blake ... Trixie
Leon Belasco ... Head Waiter
Rand Brooks ... Honeymooner
Margaret Roach ... Honeymooner
Jack Rice Jack Rice ... Hotel Clerk
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Margie Blake, who wants to get married young and have two dozen kids, has a flat tire and traveling salesman Tom Wilson, who believes in "loving 'em and leaving 'em" stops to help. They soon discover they are polar opposites and dislike each other very much. Oklahoma oilman Sam Sawyer and his new bride Emmy, on their way to honeymoon in Niagara Falls, come along and offer help and Sam gets the idea that Margie and Tom are married and having a lover's spat. Later when all are checking into the hotel, the befuddled manager, thanks to Sam who is still trying to get them to kiss and make up, gives them a room together which Marge and Tom don't realize, since Sam has given up his and Emmy's Honeymoon Suite in order to get them over their spat. Sam takes over and locks them in the suite together for the night and stands guard outside the room until they solve their marital problems. Sam has some of his own with the frustrated Emmy as they have put off their wedding for twenty years in order... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Luna de miel para todos See more »

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Hal Roach Studios See more »
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(original) | (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast in New York City on Saturday 2 October 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), in Los Angeles Tuesday 4 January 1949 on KTLA (Channel 5), in Philadelphia Sunday 31 July 1949 on WCAU (Channel 10), and in Detroit Wednesday 14 September 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), as part of its newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931-43 and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »

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No, You're Not Hallucinating
30 June 2006 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

This appears to be two movies spliced into one. In the first, ZaSu Pitts is a renegade in a small town. She wants to help the romantic life of Marjorie Woodworth. OK: I'd never heard of her before either. But she and Pitts are in both parts of this concoction.

Before we know it, Pitts is no longer Miss {Polly. She is Emmie. I had to rewind to see if I'd fallen asleep somewhere. I hadn't. She no longer in a small town but on her way to the title Honeymoon destination.

The movie has some cute moments. The first part is better, with roles for what seems to be every third-rate character actress working in Hollywood at the time.

And what of Ms. Woolworth? She sounds a little like Betty Hutton. She sounds a little like Marie Wilson. She's pretty, certainly. But she's no comedienne.

Pitts often was used in very small roles. Here she has the largest role. She's always fun, though this movie made me wonder if a little of her doesn't go quite a long way. (As a comic. When she was a tragic actress in Von Stroheim silents -- "The Wedding March" and Greed" are the two I have seen -- she was brilliant.)


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