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Letter of Introduction (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 5 August 1938 (USA)
An aging actor, about to marry for the fourth time, is surprised when a young woman, who is the daughter he never knew he had, appears with a "letter of introduction". It seems that she is ... See full summary »

Director:

John M. Stahl

Writers:

Bernice Boone (story), Sheridan Gibney | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adolphe Menjou ... John Mannering
Andrea Leeds ... Katherine 'Kay' Martin
George Murphy ... Barry Paige
Edgar Bergen ... Edgar Bergen
Charlie McCarthy ... Charlie McCarthy - Dummy
Rita Johnson ... Honey
Ann Sheridan ... Lydia Hoyt
Ernest Cossart ... Andrews - Butler
Frank Jenks ... Joe -- Theater Prompter
Eve Arden ... Cora Phelps
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Storyline

An aging actor, about to marry for the fourth time, is surprised when a young woman, who is the daughter he never knew he had, appears with a "letter of introduction". It seems that she is an actress and is trying to make it on Broadway. He tries to establish a relationship with her but finds it difficult to tell the world of their true relationship. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com, A.Nonymous

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Introducing a Truly Great Picture! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aanbevelingsbrief See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Entered into the public domain in 1966. See more »

Quotes

Edgar Bergen: I don't think that's very funny.
Charlie McCarthy: You don't?
Edgar Bergen: No.
Charlie McCarthy: Well then, why did you make me say it?
Edgar Bergen: Oh, I see.
Charlie McCarthy: [Aside] That kills him, yes.
[to Bergen]
Charlie McCarthy: Uh, you're not so clever either, Mr. Bergen.
Edgar Bergen: Oh, I'm not?
Charlie McCarthy: No, I can see your lips move.
[...]
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Edgar is no dummy......
29 November 2001 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

Sorry. Anyways, I just saw this, it was pretty good-pretty serious plotline of aging actor Adolphe Menjou, his estranged daughter Leeds and his trying to make it back onto Broadway while hiding her existence from the press-gets undermined somewhat by the oddly large roles of Snerd and McCarthy. They are funny-but it's kinda like sticking Fozzie Bear and Grover into the middle of a 'A Brilliant Mind'...maybe not something you would see now but then? It was par for the chorus.

Fine character actors-George Murphy, young Anne Sheriden, etc all add to the mix. I liked it, it's an interesting period piece if nothing else.

**1/2 outta ****


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