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Bachelor Bait (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 27 July 1934 (USA)
A well-meaning but bumbling clerk at the Marriage License Bureau winds up getting fired. He decides to open up his own "matchmaking" business and takes a personal interest in his clients, ... See full summary »

Director:

George Stevens

Writers:

Edward Halperin (story), Victor Halperin (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stuart Erwin ... Mr. William Watts
Rochelle Hudson ... Cynthia Douglas
Pert Kelton ... Allie Summers
Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher ... Bramwell Van Dusen (as 'Skeets' Gallagher)
Berton Churchill ... 'Big' Barney Nolan (as Burton Churchill)
Grady Sutton ... Don Belden / Diker
Clarence Wilson ... District Attorney Clement Graftsman (as Clarence H. Wilson)
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Edgar Kennedy ... (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

A well-meaning but bumbling clerk at the Marriage License Bureau winds up getting fired. He decides to open up his own "matchmaking" business and takes a personal interest in his clients, but things don't quite work out as smoothly as he had planned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great American Harem See more »

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Budget:

$120,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film at RKO for director George Stevens. See more »

Quotes

Mr. William Watts: [introducing] Miss Summers, uh, Miss Douglas.
Allie Summers: Oh, yes. You're the little girl on the front desk, aren't you?
Cynthia Douglas: Yes. I've taken your application many times.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a background of underwater scenery, with ladies sitting on fish-hooks. See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Hummed by Stuart Erwin
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It starts well but never really rises above mediocrity
30 December 2007 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a moderately interesting time-passer and nut much else. Now it started pretty well with hard working Stu Erwin opening a matrimonial agency and helping many lonely bachelors find mates--so far so good. But later, when a pushy gold digger appears and insinuates herself into the life of a lonely millionaire (who Erwin is trying to find a partner for), the film loses steam. It's really a shame, as up until then, Erwin was a likable character and the plot was moderately engaging. But with the introduction of the woman, the film became a bit annoying--after all, she is so pushy and unlikable that you soon tire of her. Fortunately, the film ends pretty well and is generally very inoffensive and typifies the word "mediocre".


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