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Mister Cinderella (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 October 1936 (USA)
Automotive mogul Peter Randolph needs backers for his diesel engine. Eccentric millionaire Aloysius P. Merriweather is invited to dinner, but he sends barber Joe Jenkins in his place.

Director:

Edward Sedgwick

Writers:

Richard Flournoy, Jack Jevne (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Haley ... Joe Jenkins
Betty Furness ... Patricia 'Pat' Randolph
Arthur Treacher ... Watkins, Randolph's Butler
Raymond Walburn ... Peter Randolph
Robert McWade ... Mr. J.J. Gates
Rosina Lawrence ... Maizie Merriweather
Monroe Owsley ... Aloysius P. Merriweather
Kathleen Lockhart ... Aunt Penelope 'Penny' Winfield
Edward Brophy ... Detective McNutt
Charlotte Wynters ... Martha
Tom Dugan ... Spike Nolan
Iris Adrian ... Lil, Maizie's Friend
Toby Wing ... Lulu, the Cashier
Morgan Wallace ... Mr. Emmett Fawcett
Arthur Aylesworth ... Mr. Simpson
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Automotive mogul Peter Randolph needs backers for his diesel engine. Eccentric millionaire Aloysius P. Merriweather is invited to dinner, but he sends barber Joe Jenkins in his place.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. Cinderella See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Roach Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When running without a driver, a rod or other guide apparatus can be seen under the front of the Randolph vehicle. See more »

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A delightful, screwball comedy.
15 July 2006 | by mkilmerSee all my reviews

My wife and I saw this movie for the first time last night, and it was a fun, funny, and wonderful movie. Now, for perspective, I'm writing this as a huge fan of silent slapstick and someone who has fun with the screwball comedies of the '30s.

Jack Haley plays Joe Jenkins, a barber who reads the Society magazines. He's cutting a man's hair when the man, reading the mag, comes across the picture of Patricia Robertson (Betty Furness) and cuts a line in the back of the man's head whilst in a swoon. Through a series of circumstances, he does meet her, while pretending to be someone else.

I'm not going to give away any more, because the madcap way in which things unfold is part of the movie's charm. You think, "What are the chances of THAT happening?" Well, the chances are nil – it's a movie! – but after some tension and uncertainty, everything works out.

I liked the performances Edward Brophy as Detective McNuttt and, especially, Arthur Treacher as the butler, Watkins. Furness if charming. Haley, "the Tin Man" from elsewhere, reminded me very much of Harry Langdon, though not quite as much the child.

If you get a chance to see this movie and like to carry a smile, see it for sure.


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