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Up in Mabel's Room (1944)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 April 1944 (USA)
Newly-married Gary Ainsworth once gave his former sweetheart Mabel a sexy negligee with his initials embroidered in the lacework. It is Gary's unenviable task to retrieve the incriminating undergarment from Mabel's room.

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Allan Dwan

Writers:

Wilson Collison (play), Isabel Dawn (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Reynolds ... Geraldine Ainsworth
Dennis O'Keefe ... Gary Ainsworth
Gail Patrick ... Mabel Essington
Mischa Auer ... Boris
Charlotte Greenwood ... Martha
Lee Bowman ... Arthur Weldon
John Hubbard ... Jimmy Larchmont
Binnie Barnes ... Alicia Larchmont
Janet Lambert Janet Lambert ... Priscilla
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Newly-married Gary Ainsworth once gave his former sweetheart Mabel a sexy negligee with his initials embroidered in the lacework. It is Gary's unenviable task to retrieve the incriminating undergarment from Mabel's room.

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Combinação de Mabel See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on May 22, 1944 with Dennis O'Keefe, Marjorie Reynolds and Mischa Auer reprising their film roles. See more »

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Referenced in Getting Gertie's Garter (1945) See more »

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A Small film...an a not particularly funny one.
6 October 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Up in Mabel's Room" is a comedy from Small Productions and it really left me frustrated...mostly because the leading lady is so easy to hate. To me, this was a deal-breaker...and I had a hard time enjoying this one.

When the film begins, Geraldine Ainsworth (Marjorie Reynolds) is upset that her brand new husband, Gary (Dennis O'Keefe), doesn't realize it's their 30 day anniversary. Obviously, this lady is tough to please...and as the film progresses you realize that Gary is married to a really awful lady! Why? Because although he seems like a nice guy, she's painfully jealous of him...so much so that she begins accusing him of being unfaithful to her. This is fed, in part, by her never seen mother--a woman who constantly phones Geraldine to tell her how much she hates Gary and how she KNOWS he's cheating on her. And, as a result, Gary jumps through many hoops in order to please this impossible to please lady. At this point, I guess I was thinking too much but it seemed to me Gary was married to an emotionally abusive woman...so much so I was rooting for him to leave and never come back. There's more to the film than that...but it had already lost me and I really hated the movie. The actors seemed to try hard...but the script really, really annoyed me and I couldn't wait for the film to end.


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