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The Nuisance (1933)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 June 1933 (USA)
An ambulance-chasing lawyer gets tangled up with a female investigator out to end his shyster ways.


Jack Conway


Chandler Sprague (story), Howard Emmett Rogers (story) | 4 more credits »


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Director: Jack Hively
Stars: Lee Tracy, Barbara Read, Patric Knowles


Complete credited cast:
Lee Tracy ... Joseph Phineas 'Joe' Stevens
Madge Evans ... Dorothy Mason
Frank Morgan ... Dr. Buchanan Prescott
Charles Butterworth ... Floppy Phil Montague
John Miljan ... John Calhoun
Virginia Cherrill ... Miss Rutherford
David Landau ... Kelley
Greta Meyer ... Mrs. Mannheimer
Herman Bing ... Willy
Samuel S. Hinds ... Mr. Beaumont (as Samuel Hinds)
Syd Saylor ... Fred


An ambulance-chasing lawyer gets tangled up with a female investigator out to end his shyster ways.

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AN AMBULANCE CHASER WHO SPECIALIZED IN BLONDES! (Print Ad- Spokane Daily Chronicle, ((Spokane, Wash.)) 5 January 1934)


Comedy | Drama | Romance








Release Date:

2 June 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accidents Wanted See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Minneapolis Monday 11 February 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); it first aired in San Antonio 9 April 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), in Lubbock TX 10 June 1957 on KCBD (Channel 11), in Miami 31 July 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Albany 30 December 1957 on WTEN (Channel 10), in Portland OR 24 January 1958 on KGW (Channel 8), in Honolulu 25 January 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 25 March 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Cleveland 29 April 1958 on KYW (Channel 3), in Kalamazoo 7 June 1957 on WKZO (Channel 3), and in Tucson 21 October 1958 on KVOA (Channel 4). With an uninviting title, and a relatively forgotten cast, as well as the usual pre-code aspects of the story, major market sponsors showed little interest in this one, and so it was only occasionally taken off the shelf, and, even then, in the less predominant locations. In more recent years a new generation of vintage film enthusiasts have "discovered" Lee Tracy, and its long unseen hidden pre-code delights, so it's since become a welcome occasional flyer on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more »


John Calhoun: Miss Mason, these gentlemen are going to give you a complete physical examination.
Dorothy Mason: Me? All three of them? And I thought there was a depression.
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Remade as The Chaser (1938) See more »

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One of the movies' best real actors in one of his best
1 July 2005 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

I'd seen this before but was still knocked out by it. This holds true for "The Half-Naked Truth" too. To my great surprise it does not, for me, with "Blessed Event." The first time I saw that, I couldn't believe its brilliance. The second time, several years later, it still looked good but packed no real punch. (Tracy is also excellent in "Bombshell" with the sensational Jean Harlow and, decades later, in "The Best Man.") This movie is funny, starting, and touching. It moves with ease from one of these to another. Frank Morgan, another extremely versatile performer, is very touching as the alcoholic doctor who works with ambulance-chasing lawyer Tracy on his schemes.

All the supporting cast is good, with special mention given to Charles Butterworth as floppy, the con many who was faking being hit by cars before Tracy meets up with him again and will probably be doing it till he finally really does get run over.

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