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Every Day's a Holiday (1937)

At the turn of the century, a con woman finds herself in trouble with the law while dealing with multiple suitors.

Writer:

Mae West (screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mae West ... Peaches O'Day
Edmund Lowe ... Capt. McCarey
Charles Butterworth ... Larmadou Graves
Charles Winninger ... Van Reighle Van Pelter Van Doon
Walter Catlett ... Nifty Bailey
Lloyd Nolan ... John Quade
Louis Armstrong ... Louis Armstrong
George Rector George Rector ... Self
Herman Bing ... Fritz Krausmeyer
Roger Imhof Roger Imhof ... Trigger Mike
Chester Conklin ... Cabby
Lucien Prival ... Danny the Dip
Adrian Morris Adrian Morris ... Henchman
Francis McDonald ... Henchman
John Indrisano ... Henchman
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Storyline

Set in New York City, Mae West is Peaches O'Day, a con artist who befriends Captain Jim McCarey (Edmund Lowe), a cop who must turn her in unless she leaves town. The clever Peaches returns transformed as sultry brunette and Parisian sensation Mademoiselle Fifi. After catching her show, crooked mayoral candidate John Quade (Lloyd Nolan) tries to close it down when Peaches demurely declines his romantic overtures. Captain McCarey jumps in the race for mayor against Quade, and the loyal Peaches fervently campaigns for him. As usual, Mae causes a commotion as she deftly maneuvers her way through a battle between the good and the corrupt.

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Mae and a colossal collection of comics in a musical romance of the Gae Mae Nineties. See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Mae West's pre-code reputation apparently influenced sponsors against it, even though it's strictly post-code, and airings were few and far between. One of its earliest documented telecasts took place in Pittsburgh Monday 18 April 1960 on KDKA (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 16 October 2012 as a single as part of the Universal Vault Series and again 8 March 2016 as one of nine titles in Universal's Mae West: The Essential Collection. See more »

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Referenced in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Along the Broadway Trail
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Performed by Mae West
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Relive the turn of the 20th century!
6 February 2014 | by binapiraeusSee all my reviews

Once again in her favorite era, the Gay Nineties (that is, the end of it: New Year's Eve, 1899), Mae West looks perfectly comfortable and swell - and in her element: as a small-time crook, 'selling' the Brooklyn Bridge to strangers... Police Chief 'Honest John Quade', who's also running for mayor, is obsessed by the idea of getting her arrested at last - because she had the 'impudence' to turn the crooked politician down. But the 'flatfoot' (as Mae alias 'Peaches O'Day' calls her 'special friends' from the New York police force) McCarey, who's assigned to the case, just 'isn't able' to get her - because he's in love with her and always lets her get away...

But finally, he HAS to do his duty: he tells her unmistakeably that she's got to leave town. 'Peaches', though, has other plans which she works out at a crazy New Year's Eve party in the famous, renowned old 'Rector's Restaurant' with a new acquaintance of hers - a butler and his rich master, who 'hates women'... until he sees Peaches, of course! So, together with her 'manager', they decide that she'll actually leave for Boston - and return, with a black wig and a French accent, as a famous French singer for whom they'll put up a big show...

Although, of course, by 1937 the Production Code showed no mercy anymore ESPECIALLY with Mae West's well-known 'dubious' scripts, and "Every Day's a Holiday" looks a lot tamer than her pre-Code movies, it's still a VERY enjoyable piece of entertainment, with an exceptionally good cast, a quite nice and clever story, nostalgic song numbers (Mae sings not only with a lovely French accent, but also in perfect French!), and generally a lively, inventive comedy you can just watch over and over again - Hollywood nostalgia at its very best!


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English | French

Release Date:

18 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fifi Peau de Pêche See more »

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