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Breakdowns of 1938 (1938)

This was one of the annual "blooper" reels screened by the Warners Club, an organization of Warners actors, crew and executives. It was meant to poke fun at the flubs and bloopers that ... See full summary »


Robert Clampett (uncredited)


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Uncredited cast:
Eddie Acuff ... Dunk Glover (Love Is On the Air outtakes) (uncredited)
Katharine Alexander ... Mrs. Rogers (That Certain Woman outtakes) (uncredited)
Fay Bainter ... Hannah Parmalee (White Banners outtakes) (uncredited)
Robert Barrat ... Harrington (Love Is On the Air outtakes) (uncredited)
Ralph Bellamy ... Philip Chester (Fools for Scandal outtakes) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Humphrey Bogart ... Turkey Morgan / Ed Hatch (Swing Your Lady / Kid Galahad outtakes) (uncredited)
George Brent ... Buck Cantrell (Jezebel outtakes) (uncredited)
Sheila Bromley ... Gladys Wagner (Missing Witnesses outtakes) (uncredited)
Claudette Colbert ... Tatiana (Tovarich outtakes) (uncredited)
Walter Connolly ... Carter Hibbard (First Lady outtakes) (uncredited)
Richard Cromwell ... Ted Dillard (Jezebel outtakes) (uncredited)
Bette Davis ... Mary Donnell / Julie Marsden (That Certain Woman / Jezebel outtakes) (uncredited)
Glenda Farrell ... Torchy Blaine (Fly Away Baby outtakes) (uncredited)
Louise Fazenda ... Mrs. Greevey (First Lady outtakes) (uncredited)


This was one of the annual "blooper" reels screened by the Warners Club, an organization of Warners actors, crew and executives. It was meant to poke fun at the flubs and bloopers that occurred ont the set of some of the major Warner Bros. pictures of 1938. Written by Pat Payne

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7 February 1938 (USA) See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Claudette Colbert was not under contract to Warners at the time, but appears in Breakdowns of 1938 (1938) by virtue of her having been loaned to Warner Bros. to shoot Tovarich (1937). See more »


Porky Pig: [hits his thumb with a hammer while trying to pound in a nail] Oh son of a b-b-b, son of a b-b-, son of a b-b-b-gun!
[to the audience]
Porky Pig: Ha, ha, ha, you thought I was going to say s-s-son of a bitch, didn't you?
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A Funny Look on the Cutting Room Floor
20 July 2009 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

In the late 1930s and early 1940s, Warners Brothers would yearly sweep up clips of all those fluffed takes and produce a little in-house movie showing the magnificent actors of the era blowing take after take and cursing in annoyance, interspersed with a deliberately-produced clip of Porky Pig as a carpenter hitting his thumb with a hammer and grunting "Son of a b-b-b-b-b-b-". The result, usually for the studio holiday party, would then go back into the vault. But recently a couple of them have surfaced as extras to DVD releases.

It's very funny to watch actors in high-minded roles suddenly break down and start cussing a blue streak. Look out for this and others as they show up. And if you have a chance, see if you can find the DVD issue of Columbia's OUR MAN GODFREY with dapper, debonair William Powell blowing up, followed by Eugene Palette blowing up. But they can't compare with demure Carole Lombard's command of profane language!

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