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Every Day's a Holiday (1937)

At the turn of the century, a con woman finds herself in trouble with the law while dealing with multiple suitors.

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Mae West (screen play)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mae West ... Peaches O'Day
Edmund Lowe ... Capt. McCarey
Charles Butterworth ... Larmadou Graves
Charles Winninger ... Van Reighle Van Pelter Van Doon
Walter Catlett ... Nifty Bailey
Lloyd Nolan ... John Quade
Louis Armstrong ... Louis Armstrong
George Rector George Rector ... Himself
Herman Bing ... Fritz Krausmeyer
Roger Imhof Roger Imhof ... Trigger Mike
Chester Conklin ... Cabby
Lucien Prival ... Danny the Dip
Adrian Morris Adrian Morris ... Henchman
Francis McDonald ... Henchman
John Indrisano ... Henchman
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Storyline

Set in New York City, Mae West is Peaches O'Day, a con artist who befriends Captain Jim McCarey (Edmund Lowe), a cop who must turn her in unless she leaves town. The clever Peaches returns transformed as sultry brunette and Parisian sensation Mademoiselle Fifi. After catching her show, crooked mayoral candidate John Quade (Lloyd Nolan) tries to close it down when Peaches demurely declines his romantic overtures. Captain McCarey jumps in the race for mayor against Quade, and the loyal Peaches fervently campaigns for him. As usual, Mae causes a commotion as she deftly maneuvers her way through a battle between the good and the corrupt.

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It's got music! It's got laughs! It's got rhythm! It's the best of the Wests! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 December 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fifi Peau de Pêche See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Mae West's pre-code reputation apparently influenced sponsors against it, even though it's strictly post-code, and airings were few and far between. One of its earliest documented telecasts took place in Pittsburgh Monday 18 April 1960 on KDKA (Channel 2). It was released on DVD 16 October 2012 as a single as part of the Universal Vault Series and again 8 March 2016 as one of nine titles in Universal's Mae West: The Essential Collection. See more »

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Written by Sam Coslow
Performed by Mae West
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Mae West gets a fine supporting cast for her Every Day's a Holiday
31 May 2013 | by tavmSee all my reviews

This movie turned to be the last for Mae West at Paramount. Since this was made after the Production Code went to effect, there's very little of her saucy personality but that's compensated by the supporting players who provide their own laughs, like Walter Catlett, Charles Winninger, Charles Butterworth, and Lloyd Nolan. Oh, and, Louis Armstrong has a nice appearance playing his trumpet and singing his own number "Jubilee". I laughed all the way through and was surprised to learn this spelled the end of Ms. West's association with her home studio. Either the public was tired of her or studio executives were weary of dealing with her. But, anyway, on that note, I really enjoyed Every Day's a Holiday.


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