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Lady Tubbs (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 2 July 1935 (USA)
A cook in a railroad construction camp inherits $500,000. She pretends to be English royalty and barges into the New York social scene.


Alan Crosland


Homer Croy (novel), Barry Trivers (screenplay)




Cast overview:
Alice Brady ... Henrietta Tubbs
Douglass Montgomery ... Phil Ash-Orcutt
Anita Louise ... Wynne Howard
Alan Mowbray ... Elyot Wembsleigh
June Clayworth ... Jean LaGendre
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Ronald Ash-Orcutt
Russell Hicks ... Mr. Ronald Ash-Orcutt
Lumsden Hare ... Lord Abernathy
Virginia Hammond ... Lady Abernathy
Minor Watson ... Edward J. Fishbaker
Rafael Storm ... Rinaldo


Henrietta Tubbs is the crusty, plain-speaking cook for a railroad-construction camp in Kansas until she inherits a fortune, which she intends to use to further the romance and possible marriage her niece/ward, Wynne Howard, has with the high-society son, Phil Ash-Orcutt... of the snobbish Ash-Orcutts of Staten Island. Phil's mother is a title-worshiping socialite who looks with disdain toward Wynne because she lacks the acceptable family connections much favored by such clans as the Ash-Orcutts of Staten Island. Henrietta hies herself off to England to acquire some table manners and a bought Ladyship. She then returns to New York and things are never quite the same again for the Ash-Orcutts of Staten Island. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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You'll Love Her to Death...If She'll Let You! (original poster)


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

2 July 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baronesa no Nome See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Alice Brady on a Horse
24 June 2016 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Alice Brady stars as a raucous railroad camp cook who suddenly inherits a fortune. After a whirlwind grand tour, she decides to invade Long Island society where her genteel niece (Anita Louise) is getting snubbed from the society lions because she has no "background." Brady has a field day as the outspoken "lady" who gets the goods on the snooty bunch of Long Islanders with the help of her trusty lawyer (Alan Mowbray) and her own common sense.

Film co-stars Douglass Montgomery as the society boy, June Clayworth as his snotty pal, Hedda Hopper as the society leader, Minor Watson as the railroad man, Harry Tyler and Walter Brennan as the long-lost relatives, and Clarence Wilson as the passerby.

Character of Lady Tubbs is a bit of "Auntie Mame" and "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" as Brady becomes a lady and is forced to join a fox hunt. One wonders if Patrick Dennis saw this film as a child and remembered it for his Auntie Mame character.

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