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She Had to Eat (1937)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 2 July 1937 (USA)
Arizona gas station owner (Haley) faces comic adventures after he is kidnapped by gangsters who have mistaken him for an escaped killer.

Director:

Malcolm St. Clair

Writers:

Samuel G. Engel (screenplay), M.M. Musselman (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Haley ... Danny Decker
Rochelle Hudson ... Ann Garrison
Arthur Treacher ... Carter
Eugene Pallette ... Raymond Q. Nash
Douglas Fowley ... Duke Stacey
John Qualen ... Sleepy
Maurice Cass ... Fingerprint Expert
Wallis Clark ... Ralph Wilkinson - G-Man
Lelah Tyler ... Mrs. Cue
Tom Kennedy ... Pete
Tom Dugan ... Rusty
Franklin Pangborn ... Mr. Phoecian-Wylie
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Arizona gas station owner (Haley) faces comic adventures after he is kidnapped by gangsters who have mistaken him for an escaped killer.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Necessidade Obriga See more »

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Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Living on the Town
(uncredited)
Words by Sidney Clare
Music by Harry Akst
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Eugene Palette's frog voice dominates this mediocre comedy
24 January 2014 | by hollywoodlegendSee all my reviews

I bought a copy of this film to see Jack Haley, the man with the beautiful eyes and pretty face. Haley keeps getting mistaken for a criminal and is continually asked to take his pants down for a positive i.d. at the police station. Didn't see that coming! Rochelle Hudson does a bit of singing. I was more concerned about what would happen to Haley's pet rabbit Cactus (nothing bad happens to him) than about any of the characters.

Eugene Palette's unmistakable and unpleasant voice seemed to dominate the film. Haley didn't get a chance to shine. The comedy was weak and the story largely forgettable. Sorry for the downer of a review. I was hoping for more Jack Haley highlights.


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