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Make a Wish (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 27 August 1937 (USA)
While at summer camp in the Maine woods, little Bobby Breen befriends composer Basil Rathbone, who left the city to try and break his creative block, and is soon playing matchmaker for his ... See full summary »

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Kurt Neumann

Writers:

Gertrude Berg (story and screenplay), Bernard Schubert (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Breen ... Chip Winters
Basil Rathbone ... Johnny Selden
Marion Claire Marion Claire ... Irene Winters
Henry Armetta ... Moreta
Leon Errol ... Brennan
Donald Meek ... Joseph
Billy Lee ... Pee Wee
Ralph Forbes ... Walter Mays
Leonid Kinskey ... Moe
Herbert Rawlinson ... Dr. Stevens
Spencer Charters ... Station Agent
Johnny Arthur ... Antoine
Lew Kelly Lew Kelly ... Mailman
Charles Richman ... Wagner
Fred Scott ... Minstrel
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Storyline

While at summer camp in the Maine woods, little Bobby Breen befriends composer Basil Rathbone, who left the city to try and break his creative block, and is soon playing matchmaker for his widowed singer mother and Rathbone. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy Blue See more »

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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First feature film for Jay Silverheels, better known as Tonto, the sidekick of the Lone Ranger. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Selden: [rushing into the room excitedly] Joseph!
Johnny Selden: [he lifts Joseph onto the piano] Joseph! I feel marvellous!
Joseph: [perched on the piano] Do you?
Johnny Selden: Yes. How do you feel?
Joseph: I feel like Helen Morgan!
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Soundtracks

Old Man Rip
Music by Oscar Straus
Lyrics by Louis Alter and Paul Francis Webster (as Paul F. Webster)
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A delightful story with lasting value
22 January 2006 | by amswepolSee all my reviews

For me this film goes in the excellent group because I find myself coming back to it over and over again. The storyline is uncomplicated and perhaps predictable, but the content of the story is a very worthwhile glimpse of a young boy's life during one eventful summer which starts at a boys' camp in Maine. Chip (Bobby Breen) and Pee Wee (Billy Lee) and the other boys make the story forever delightful. Here a young boy, Chip, feels keenly that his happy life is about to be invaded, and he is intent on changing the course of events. With a truly sincere heart and boyish cunning he sets his plan in motion. He is always more clever but also more polite than the adult antagonists he confronts. There is much to love and much to enjoy in this story. The boys in particular are excellent in their parts, nicely developing individual characters. The singing is wonderful, as are the very meaningful expressions on Bobby Breen's face.


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