Hot Water (1937)

The Jones family is into politics with father running for mayor. His son prints a newspaper which causes controversy by quoting his dad regarding his crooked opponent.


Frank R. Strayer


Ron Ferguson (story), Eleanor De Lamater (story) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jed Prouty ... John Jones
Shirley Deane ... Bonnie Jones
Spring Byington ... Mrs. John Jones
Russell Gleason ... Herbert Thompson
Kenneth Howell ... Jack Jones
George Ernest ... Roger Jones
June Carlson ... Lucy Jones
Florence Roberts ... Granny Jones
Billy Mahan ... Bobby Jones
Joan Marsh ... Bebe Montaine
Marjorie Weaver ... Vicki Enfield
Willard Robertson ... Dr. Enfield
Robert Gleckler ... Hal Lynch
Arthur Hohl ... Walter Whittaker
Selmer Jackson ... Maxwell


John Jones is running for mayor on the reform ticket. His young son, Roger, has set up a small printing press in the backyard shed,and a neighborhood paper that is sensational. He quotes his dad's comments at the dinner table about the current mayor who is a crook, and scares his father for fear he will be sued for libel. But the mayor is so involved with the owner of a local roadhouse, that caters to young people with a gambling room, that he is afraid to start anything. However, he and his partner set out to discredit Mr. Jones by framing his oldest son. He is lured to the roadhouse by a flashy blonde on the pretense of driving her to the night show in which she is performing after she tells him her car has broken down. They frame him in a car accident as he drives away from the roadhouse, and play a bottle of whiskey in his car. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

24 September 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acqua calda See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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