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You Can't Beat Love (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 June 1937 (USA)
Never one to turn down a dare, Jimmy Hughes--a wealthy but eccentric lawyer--takes his faithful butler Jasper and gets a job digging ditches to fulfill a bet he made with two reporters. In ... See full summary »

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Christy Cabanne

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Olga Moore (story "Quintuplets to You"), Maxwell Shane (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Preston Foster ... James Ellsworth 'Jimmy' Hughes
Joan Fontaine ... Trudy Olson
Herbert Mundin ... Jasper 'Meadows' Hives
William Brisbane ... Clem Bruner
Alan Bruce ... Scoop Gallagher
Paul Hurst ... Foreman Butch Mehaffey
Bradley Page ... Dwight Parsons
Berton Churchill ... Police Chief Brennan
Frank M. Thomas ... Mayor Olson
Harold Huber ... Pretty Boy Jones
Paul Guilfoyle ... Louie the Weasel
Barbara Pepper ... May 'Bubbles' Smith
Lee Patrick ... Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
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Never one to turn down a dare, Jimmy Hughes--a wealthy but eccentric lawyer--takes his faithful butler Jasper and gets a job digging ditches to fulfill a bet he made with two reporters. In his new job he meets Trudy Olson, the daughter of the city's mayor who is running for re-election. A misunderstanding with Trudy results in Jimmy announcing his intention to run against the mayor. This winds up getting him involved with crooked cops, gamblers, corrupt politicians and greedy businessmen. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Romance

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Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 June 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sorte não Se Compra See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Poor romcom
11 August 2005 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Preston Foster is a good action man but put him in a suit with Joan Fontaine as his romantic lead and he is rather out of his depth.Unfortunately it is the case with films of this nature that firstly you need a good script and secondly you need some chemistry between the lead actors.Alas this film falls flat on both counts.It is a sad waste of the talents of all concerned.I am not saying this is boring but it really is not all that entertaining.I had looked at the films page before viewing and saw that it had a mark of 6.5.Having seen this film all i can say is that maybe i am missing something.Compare this for example with "Bringing Up Baby" made at RKO,the same studio that made this,just one year later.It is a bit like comparing "Hercules Unchained" with "Ben Hur".


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