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A Very Honorable Guy (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 5 May 1934 (USA)
Well respected local good guy, Feet Samuels finds himself heavily in debt due to an uncharacteristic gambling binge. Feet decides the only way to settle the bill is by selling his body to ... See full summary »

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Damon Runyon (by), Earl Baldwin (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... 'Feet' Samuels
Alice White ... Hortense
Robert Barrat ... Dr. Snitzer
Alan Dinehart ... The Brain
Irene Franklin ... Toodles
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Benny
Arthur Vinton ... Moon O'Hara
G. Pat Collins ... Red Hendrickson (as George Pat Collins)
Harold Huber ... Joe Ponzetti
James Donlan James Donlan ... Mr. O'Toole
Harry Warren ... Harry
Al Dubin Al Dubin ... Al
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Storyline

Well respected local good guy, Feet Samuels finds himself heavily in debt due to an uncharacteristic gambling binge. Feet decides the only way to settle the bill is by selling his body to an ambitious doctor who agrees to allow him one last month to live life to the fullest, then kill himself. Written by Silast

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Very Honourable Guy See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film makes mention of a restaurant named Mindy's and a night club called The Hot Box. Both of these places featured prominently in "Guys and Dolls", also written by Damon Runyan. See more »

Quotes

'Feet' Samuels: Am I, am I losing you?
Hortense: Listen, Feet, you got nobody else to blame but yourself.
'Feet' Samuels: Well, what do you mean? Ain't you everything that I got in life?
Hortense: Yes, what have you got in life? Nothing!
'Feet' Samuels: Give me another chance. Just one more chance.
Hortense: From now on, things are gonna be different. When you get in a position to show me a material way that you love me and can bring up stockings and jewellery and stuff that other nice girls get, I might learn to like you again.
Hortense: [she open the door] I'm sorry, you have to ...
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Featured in Footlight Parade: Music for the Decades (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

By a Waterfall
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Sung briefly by Joe E. Brown and Hobart Cavanaugh
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Cute!
22 February 2001 | by data-25See all my reviews

O.K., so this not the best Joe E. Brown vehicle. The script is weak and the laughs few. But it did have some amusing moments, such as the scene in Mindy's, when Robert Barrat pours just about every condiment into his coffee and Alan Dinehart looks on in disbelief. Or the tear gas scene. The capable cast tries hard but apart from a couple of funny scenes, they can do little with inferior material. Still, I thought it was kind of cute. Joe E. Brown fans should enjoy it.


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