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Old Man Rhythm (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 2 August 1935 (USA)
A businessman enrolls as a college freshman in order to break up his son's relationship with a gold-digger.

Director:

Edward Ludwig

Writers:

Lewis E. Gensler (story) (as Lewis Gensler), Sig Herzig (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Johnny Roberts
George Barbier ... John Roberts Sr
Barbara Kent ... Edith Warren
Grace Bradley ... Marion Beecher
Betty Grable ... Sylvia
Eric Blore ... 'Phil' Phillips
Erik Rhodes ... Frank Rochet
John Arledge ... Pinky Parker
Johnny Mercer ... Colonel
Donald Meek ... Paul Parker
Evelyn Poe Evelyn Poe ... Honey
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Storyline

Rich John Roberts, Jr. gets reports that his son, Johnny, is falling for a gold digging blonde at college. So he enrolls as a freshman to try to steer Johnny towards the girl he'd like him to marry. He hits upon the idea to have the blonde believe he lost his business, by writing a letter instructing his partner to wire him that his business went broke. But he gives the letter to a school official who forgets to mail it. Written by Arthur Hausner <genart@volcano.net>

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Comedy | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Papa's in the Cradle See more »

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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

Several of the collegiates are played by the scions of silent stars including Erich von Sttroheim, Jr., Carlyle Blackwell, Jr., Bryant Washburn, Jr., and Claude Gillingwater, Jr. See more »

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The opening title leaps up from the orchestra music. See more »

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Featured in Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Comes the Revolution, Baby
Music by Lewis E. Gensler
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Johnny Mercer, Evelyn Poe, others
Danced by Betty Grable tapping en pointe in ballet slippers, Sonny Lamont tapping and doing handsprings
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Great unknown tunes
13 October 2006 | by mishauncohnSee all my reviews

This movie had some GREAT tunes, and not ones that became classics, these tunes will be new to you. I particularly like the one about going to college that the movie starts off with in the first scene. The movie is not about romantic rivalries between father and son, rather the father does not approve of the effect girls have on his son's grades and does not approve of his son's new fiancé' so he goes to college to sort things out.This is an older movie, but very watchable with none of the glitches that you sometimes see in these older films. It is rather an obscure movie from the early thirties, thus it has not been subtitled. I thought that this was a shame because I missed a few of the words to the songs and I would have liked to have heard every word. The kids were in the room when the movie started. They were on the computer and paying NO attention to Mom's old movie, but when the song about college came on, they drifted over and watched the whole, long song. I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did. Thank goodness for TNT!


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