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When's Your Birthday? (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 19 February 1937 (USA)
Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writers:

Harry Clork (screenplay), John Frederick Ballard (from a play by) (as Fred Ballard) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... Dustin Willoughby
Marian Marsh ... Jerry Grant
Fred Keating ... Larry Burke
Edgar Kennedy ... Mr. Basscombe
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Basscombe
Suzanne Kaaren ... Diane Basscombe
Margaret Hamilton ... Mossy
Minor Watson ... Regan
Frank Jenks ... Lefty
Don Rowan ... Steve
Granville Bates ... Judge O'Day
Charles Judels ... Headwaiter
Corky Corky ... Zodiac
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Storyline

Sad sack Dustin Willoughby is a true believer in the power of astrology. His adherence to the forecasts of his horoscope has alienated his fiancée and cost him his job at the bank. While working as a lowly bus boy in a nightclub, he catches the attention of some high-stakes gamblers with his ability to forecast race results and establishes himself as an astrologer to high society clients.The high rollers mistakenly confuse his horoscope with that of professional boxer "The Salvador Slayer", and bet the ranch on the unknown Central-American pugilist. After they realize their error, they force Dustin into the ring to try and help save the day. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Taglines:

The Nation's Greatest Ass-trologer! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 February 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Con l'aiuto della luna See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Sound System)

Color:

Color (cartoon sequence)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

John Frederick Ballard's play was unpublished, but copyrighted on 18 November 1935. See more »

Quotes

Diane Basscombe: [noticing his black eye] Why, what happened to your eye?
Dustin Willoughby: [casually] Oh, forgetfulness.
Diane Basscombe: Forgetfulness?
Dustin Willoughby: I forgot to duck.
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Connections

References Mary of Scotland (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played by the band at the boxing match
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Passable Joe E. Brown Flick
9 December 2013 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Not terrible but not great Joe E. Brown comedy about an astrology-obsessed boxer who lets "the stars" dictate every decision he makes. I'm not the biggest Joe E. Brown fan but this is one of his more tolerable efforts. The movie starts with an animated sequences involving the zodiac symbols. It's very cute and was probably the highlight of the film for me. From there it becomes a live action film; a comedy that is never overly funny but is pleasant and harmless enough. Obviously Brown fans will enjoy it more than I did. I freely admit he's not one of my favorites. Still I thought it was a watchable movie. I didn't laugh a lot but it kept my attention.


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