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Poppin' the Cork (1933)

During the movement to repeal Prohibition, Oxidontal University student editor Elmer Brown is strongly in favor. He loves the daughter of an ardent prohibitionist; by chicanery, he tries to... See full summary »

Director:

Jack White

Writer:

Harold Atteridge (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Milton Berle ... Elmer Brown
Norma Taylor Norma Taylor ... Gloria Weatherby
Mary Cole Mary Cole ... Vocalist
Gertrude Mudge Gertrude Mudge ... Mrs. Weatherby
Henry King ... Orchestra Leader (as Henry King's Hotel Pierre Orchestra)
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During the movement to repeal Prohibition, Oxidontal University student editor Elmer Brown is strongly in favor. He loves the daughter of an ardent prohibitionist; by chicanery, he tries to win Gloria and sell his bottle stopper invention. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Short | Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1933 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Educational Pictures production number 0103. See more »

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Main Title: 'Poppin' the Cork' is comprised of CORKS. See more »


Soundtracks

Poppin' the Cork
(uncredited)
Music by James F. Hanley
Lyrics by Benny Davis
Sung by Mary Cole
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How Not To Direct A Movie!
11 October 2011 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

Making his talkie debut here, radio comedian Milton Berle manages to turn what should have been a rather pleasurable motion picture experience into a decided pain. True, his material was weak to begin with, but it doesn't get any better when Merle shouts out every puerile word at the top his voice. Nor does it improve the situation any, Mister Director, if you keep your camera on Ham's-the-name Milton for such an inordinate length of time. Well done, Jack, old boy! Thanks to your incompetence, you manage to send a promising script straight to the rubbish heap. And you almost do the same for Robert Alton's ritzy choreography which is most fortunately clever enough to survive both Berle's continued assaults and your own weak-as-water direction.


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