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Times Square Playboy (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 9 May 1936 (USA)
A stock broker's best man thinks the bride-to-be and her family are just out for the groom's money, so he does everything he can to prevent the wedding.

Director:

William C. McGann (as William McGann)

Writers:

Roy Chanslor (screenplay), George M. Cohan (play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Warren William ... Victor 'Vic' Arnold
June Travis ... Beth Calhoun,aka Fay Melody
Barton MacLane ... Casey, Vic's Butler / Trainer
Gene Lockhart ... P.H. 'Ban' / 'Pig Head' Bancroft
Kathleen Lockhart ... Lottie Bancroft
Dick Purcell ... Wally Calhoun
Craig Reynolds ... Joe Roberts
Granville Bates ... Mr. Mort Calhoun
Dorothy Vaughan ... Mrs. Nellie Calhoun
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Storyline

A stock broker's best man thinks the bride-to-be and her family are just out for the groom's money, so he does everything he can to prevent the wedding.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Approved
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Broadway Playboy See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

William and Lockhart's hometown is Big Bend. This town is the setting of Dr. Socrates, also a Warners picture, from the year before. See more »

Goofs

At the club, Joe moves the champagne glass in front of himself twice. See more »

Quotes

P.H. 'Ben': Here's mud in your eye!
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Connections

Version of Ladies Must Live (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Looking for Trouble
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Joan Jasmyn
Sung by June Travis at the nightclub
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Lots of Fun
12 October 2006 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

This is the sort of rare movie I like to see turn up. It isn't hilarious. It isn't a film noir -- and when a new noir turns up I get very excited.

But here we have Warren William, never my favorite, doing a bang-up job.

His character has fallen for a nightclub singer. She has a large family, who seem to be involved in his life too. Enter his friend from times gone by: "Pig Head" Bancroft. He is to be best man at the wedding.

Pig Head sizes this crew up on his own. Let's say he adds two and two and comes up with four and a half. It's great fun seeing things resolve themselves.

This is not a cast of big names. It's a lot of character actors. And they do a splendid job!


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