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The Family Next Door (1939)

Passed | | Comedy | 31 March 1939 (USA)
About a plumber (a Rodney Dangerfield type) and the misadventures of his family.

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writer:

Mortimer Offner
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Cast

Cast overview:
Hugh Herbert ... George Pierce
Joy Hodges ... Laura Pierce
Eddie Quillan ... Sammy Pierce
Ruth Donnelly ... Mrs. Pierce
Benny Bartlett ... Rufus Pierce
Juanita Quigley ... Susan Pierce
Thomas Beck ... Bill Trevis
Cecil Cunningham ... Cora Stewart
James Bush ... Harold Warner
Frances Robinson ... Jane Hughes
Lillian Yarbo ... Blossom
Dorothy Arnold ... Cashier
Mark Daniels ... Bill Dillon (as Stanley Hughes)
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About a plumber (a Rodney Dangerfield type) and the misadventures of his family.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1939 (USA) See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Amusing Hugh Herbert "B"
12 July 2009 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

Neatly directed by Joseph Santley, this six-reel support provides more than passable entertainment. Not only is Hugh Herbert in top comic form, but he receives solid backing from Ruth Donnelly, Joy Hodges, Juanita Quigley and Cecil Cunningham. Even Eddie Quillan and Thomas Beck contribute something. And all the players are most attractively lensed by Milton Krasner's camera. The use of standing sets gives the film's production values an "A" look. What's more, the script doesn't strain for effects, but finds plenty of humor in credible and familiar domestic incidents. Some may be a bit dated, but they still carry a ring of truth which adds to the movie's appeal.


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