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Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 28 July 1934 (USA)
After 20 years of writing for The Balance, Asaph has become a conservative shadow of his former self. When his ex-college chum visits Asaph, he cannot believe the change. So Ace decides to ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward Ludwig

Writers:

Warren Duff (screenplay), Sidney Sutherland (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Charles Ruggles ... Asaph 'Ace' Holliday (as Charlie Ruggles)
Ann Dvorak ... Miss Beulah Boyd
Eugene Pallette ... Wynn Rixey
Robert Barrat ... Alex (Credits) / Alexis Romanoff
Berton Churchill ... Franklyn P. Brumbaugh
Dorothy Burgess ... Millie Seagrove
Dorothy Tree ... Countess Olga Andrei Misitalsky
Harry Tyler ... Mike, the Safecracker
Harry Beresford ... Claude
William B. Davidson ... Stephen Prime (as William Davidson)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Elliott ... Young Man (scenes deleted)
Milton Kibbee ... Reporter (scenes deleted)
Willis Marks Willis Marks ... Circulation Manager (scenes deleted)
Tom Ricketts ... Old Gentleman (scenes deleted)
Harry Seymour Harry Seymour ... Driver (scenes deleted)
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After 20 years of writing for The Balance, Asaph has become a conservative shadow of his former self. When his ex-college chum visits Asaph, he cannot believe the change. So Ace decides to go out and has Beulah get a girl for Rixey. After making the rounds of the clubs, mousey Asaph becomes a Lion, taking charge of every situation and even stands up to Brumbaugh, his old stodgy womanizing editor. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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editor | club | gambling | thief | letter | See All (21) »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1934 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Without That Certain Thing
(uncredited)
Written by Max Nesbitt and Harry Nesbitt
Played during the roulette sequence
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Loosen Up with Charlie Ruggles
14 August 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Mild-mannered Charlie Ruggles (Asaph "Ace" Holliday), editorial writer for a New York weekly, loosens up a little after getting drunk with sexy secretary Ann Dvorak (as Beulah Boyd). Rotund school chum Eugene Palette (Wynn Rixey) arrives for a visit, then he and Mr. Ruggles revisit wild youth as "Friends of Mr. Sweeney". The carousing brings Ruggles head-to-head with a corrupt politician he's been ordered to write up in a flattering article, by stuffy editor Berton Churchill (as Franklyn P. Brumbaugh). Robert Barrat (as Alexis "Alex" Romanoff) is a funny Russian friend. The cast appears to be having a great time, and it's contagious. Watch for Ms. Dvorak to changes dresses in an early scene, and model her lingerie.

****** Friends of Mr. Sweeney (7/27/34) Edward Ludwig ~ Charlie Ruggles, Ann Dvorak, Eugene Palette, Robert Barrat


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