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Looking for Trouble (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 29 March 1934 (USA)
Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.

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James Regan
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Joe and Casey trouble-shoot for the phone company. They try to prove that Joes's girl Ethel's boss Dan is a crook but are trapped by criminals and left in a burning building.

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A Panic of Fun and Riot of Laughter! (original poster) See more »

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Trouble Shooter  »

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The earthquake footage from this film has been used in documentaries on both earthquakes and filmmaking. See more »

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At one point, a henchman tells a quibbling Pearl and Dan that they're "starting to sound more like Gracie and Allen every day." Obviously, he means Burns and Allen, but this is undoubtedly intended to be a joke. See more »

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Crackling Depression era programmer.
12 March 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Tracy aces the Bell Telephone Company trouble shooter hero character. Incident is piled high as Spence takes a night time 'phone emergency, with new side kick Okie in tow, and gets mixed in with the speak easy low lifes at the club, where he's repairing the 'phone. Misunderstandings follow with switch operator lady friend Cummings and rival gone to the bad Conway, involving wire tapping and a bank job. Throw in the 1933 Long Beach earth quake no less.

They go on too long past the fire scene, which should be the climax and major talents like director Wellman, Tracy and Cummings must have regarded this as light duties but they seem to be in their element and deliver lively entertainment for the undemanding.


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