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Petticoat Fever (1936)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 20 March 1936 (USA)
A lonesome wireless operator delays a couple who become stranded in Labrador.

Director:

George Fitzmaurice (as Geo. Fitmaurice)

Writers:

Harold Goldman (screen play), Mark Reed (from the play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Dascom Dinsmore
Myrna Loy ... Irene Campton
Reginald Owen ... Sir James Felton
Winifred Shotter Winifred Shotter ... Clara Wilson
Otto Yamaoka ... Kimo
George Hassell George Hassell ... Captain Landry
Forrester Harvey ... Scotty
Irving Bacon ... Carl
Bo Ching Bo Ching ... 'Big Seal'
Iris Yamaoka Iris Yamaoka ... 'Little Seal'
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Storyline

A lonesome wireless operator delays a couple who become stranded in Labrador.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adán sin Eva See more »

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Budget:

$247,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film did very well at the box office for MGM, earning a profit of $468,000 ($8.5M in 2018) according to studio records. See more »

Goofs

The pistol that Robert Montgomery has is a semi-automatic pistol, not a revolver, as stated in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Captain Landry: The hitchin's fast enough... it's the unhitchin that takes a while.
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Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Sung a cappella by Robert Montgomery
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Diverting, atypical screwball comedy
2 November 2002 | by reelguy2See all my reviews

This diverting little comedy is refreshingly different from the standard rich boy-wolf chases girl comedies of the 30s. It's set in the Alaskan wilderness instead of of swanky night clubs and penthouses, the situations are set up to be amusing rather than hilarious, and it's played by Montgomery and Loy with a kind of knowing delicacy rather than wryness or zaniness.


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