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'Fun on a Week-End' (1947)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 May 1947 (USA)
Peterson Price Porterhouse III (Eddie Bracken)) and Nancy Crane (Priscilla Lane), both flat broke, meet on a Florida beach and decide to "go for the big money," under the premise that ... See full summary »

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Andrew L. Stone (as Andrew Stone)

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Andrew L. Stone (original screenplay) (as Andrew Stone)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Eddie Bracken ... Pete Porter aka P.P. Porterhouse III
Priscilla Lane ... Nancy Crane
Tom Conway ... Jefferson Van Orsdale Jr.
Allen Jenkins ... Joe Morgan
Arthur Treacher ... Benjamin O. Moffatt
Clarence Kolb ... Quigley Quackenbush
Alma Kruger ... Mrs. Van Orsdale
Russell Hicks ... John Biddle
Fritz Feld ... Sergei Stroganoff
Richard Hageman Richard Hageman ... Cyrus Cowperwaithe
Lester Allen ... Hot Dog Vendor
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Peterson Price Porterhouse III (Eddie Bracken)) and Nancy Crane (Priscilla Lane), both flat broke, meet on a Florida beach and decide to "go for the big money," under the premise that perception will turn into reality. They crash into several big houses, pretending they are in the market for an estate, and are soon, although still penniless, living in the best hotel in town, throwing lavish parties and mingling with the upper crust. This is too good to last, but may have anyway if true love hadn't reared its ugly head. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1947 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Pretenders See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Of Priscilla Lane's 22 feature films released between 1937 and 1948, her last two screen appearances - this one and then Bodyguard (1948) - were in modest productions going without contemporary New York Times reviews. See more »

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Screwy fun
30 July 2014 | by jarrodmcdonald-1See all my reviews

You do not need to wait until the weekend to enjoy this film. Its type of merriment can be enjoyed any old day of the week. Maybe that's because of Priscilla Lane, who plays her part with such coolness and ease that it's a truly a delight to watch her.

In fact, this is one of Miss Lane's last films, and it might be called a triumphant comic performance at that. It reminds me of her earlier screwball antics in ARSENIC AND OLD LACE. Only this time instead of Cary Grant, her sparring partner is Eddie Bracken, who brings his own unique brand of humor and energy to the proceedings. The story starts quite simply but as complications ensue and the laughs snowball, it becomes increasingly obvious (and increasingly painful for one's ribcage) that this is a fun film!


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