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The Footloose Heiress (1937)

A spoiled rich girl tries to elope with a ne'er-do-well, but they are stopped by a charming hobo, who thwarts the mismatch. The girl's father, an embattled ad executive, rewards the hobo ... See full summary »

Director:

William Clemens

Writer:

Robertson White (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Craig Reynolds ... Bruce 'Butch' Baeder
Ann Sheridan ... Kay Allyn
Anne Nagel ... Linda Pierson
William Hopper ... Jack Pierson
Hugh O'Connell ... John C. Allyn
Teddy Hart Teddy Hart ... Charlie McCarthy
Hal Neiman Hal Neiman ... Luke Peaneather
Frank Orth ... Justice Abner Cuttler
William Eberhardt William Eberhardt ... Wilbur Frost
Loia Cheaney Loia Cheaney ... Sarah Cuttler (as Lois Cheaney)
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Storyline

A spoiled rich girl tries to elope with a ne'er-do-well, but they are stopped by a charming hobo, who thwarts the mismatch. The girl's father, an embattled ad executive, rewards the hobo with temporary room and board. It turns out the stranger is no hobo after all, but an educated young man who then comes to his host's rescue by composing a hit advertising slogan. The girl resents the stranger at first, but eventually she realizes she has fallen in love with him. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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BUT that's what happens when an heiress with too much temper falls for a hobo with too much nerve!) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1937 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Madcap Heiress See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Stuntwoman Marcella Arnold was killed on location at Oak Grove Park, Pasadena, California, when the car she was in overturned. See more »

Goofs

When Kay is throwing things at Butch in her bedroom, one item leaves a large wet spot on the wall by the door, below the "vanishing cream" thrown just before. That wet spot disappears in subsequent shots, then reappears after her father enters the room. See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played by the band at the dance
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very charming leading man
26 October 2011 | by skiddooSee all my reviews

He's the kind of figure that Indy Jones might have modeled his clothing and attitude on. This Depression era movie includes all the usuals--the educated hobos who find freedom on the road, the silly cops, the spoiled upper class, the heiress who needs to be taught a lesson, the hapless wealthy father worried about financial affairs while nobody else seems to have the slightest concern, the casual approach to marriage among the elite, the wonderful clothes and cars and homes, the use and abuse of publicity, the glib conversation, the hectic pace, ...so one might expect it to be the same old same old. But it held my interest, largely because of the hero whose smile lit up the screen and the unusual aspect of creating radio playlets that featured carbon. I wanted to see how it came out.

It also shows that the word capiche was used in the 30s and came into common parlance from comic books.


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