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The Nut Farm (1935)

Approved | | Comedy | 25 March 1935 (USA)
Bob and Helen decide to move to California and make a fresh start. Bob wants to buy a nut farm, but Helen dreams of being in the movies. While Bob is looking for a farm to buy, Helen is ... See full summary »

Director:

Melville W. Brown (as Melville Brown)

Writers:

George Waggner (screenplay), John C. Brownell (based on his play: "The Nut Farm")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Wallace Ford ... Willie Barton
Betty Alden ... Helen Barton Brent
Florence Roberts ... Ma Barton - Willie's Mother
Spencer Charters ... Sliscomb - the Landlord
Oscar Apfel ... Bob Bent - Helen's Husband
Bradley Page ... Hamilton T. Holland - Acting School
Lorin Raker Lorin Raker ... Biddleford - Holland's Writer
Arnold Gray ... Eustace Van Norton - Holland's Actor
Joan Gale Joan Gale ... Agatha Sliscomb
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Bob and Helen decide to move to California and make a fresh start. Bob wants to buy a nut farm, but Helen dreams of being in the movies. While Bob is looking for a farm to buy, Helen is taken in by a group of scam artists who promise to make her a star. Helen's brother Willie tries to prevent her and Bob from losing all their money to the scam artists. Written by Snow Leopard

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Well Acted If Weak Comedy
22 February 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Oscar Apfel sells his business. He and wife Betty Alden go out to visit her family in Hollywood. While Oscar is interested in buying a nut farm not far outside town, Betty is suckered by "acting school" con man Bradley Page into thinking she can be a great movie actress, and that her brother, Wallace Ford, an occasional assistant director, is just the man to direct the movie, which starts out with farmboys leading cows to pasture in England and winds up being a jungle epic, complete with gorillas. All that s needed is Oscar's bankroll and that of slightly deaf Spencer Charters, Ford's landlord and father of the aspiring director's sweetheart.

It's a good setup for a comedy, but except for Spencer Charters, no one puts much comedy into their performances. Still, it's good to see Oscar Apfel with a good-sized role. He had entered show business around the turn of the century, and had moved into the films about a decade later. He was directing for Edison when Jesse Lasky and Cecil B. Demille had shown up and asked him to join their company as co-director to Demille for THE SQUAW MAN. Despite Demille insisting that Apfel had only taught him the "technical" part of direction Apfel directed or co-directed 120 features and shorts through the end of the silent era, then returned to the front of the camera, with mostly small but well-performed roles. He would die in 1938, aged 60.


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Language:

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