Mister Cinderella

Mister Cinderella

Director: Edward Sedgwick

Cast: Edward Sedgwick, Jack Haley, Betty Furness, Arthur Treacher

     
 
Hotel barber Joe Jenkins (Jack Haley), who's obsessed with newspaper stories about high-society celebrities, is dragooned into posing as eccentric millionaire Aloysius Merriweather (Monroe Owsley) at a fancy weekend party. At first thrilled at the prospect of hobnobbing with the 400, Joe is less than thrilled when he's forced to continue the charade after Merriweather

Overview

Hotel barber Joe Jenkins (Jack Haley), who's obsessed with newspaper stories about high-society celebrities, is dragooned into posing as eccentric millionaire Aloysius Merriweather (Monroe Owsley) at a fancy weekend party. At first thrilled at the prospect of hobnobbing with the 400, Joe is less than thrilled when he's forced to continue the charade after Merriweather is rendered unconscious in a traffic accident. Getting off to a bad start with heiress Patricia Randolph (Betty Furness) -- who loses her speedboat, beach house and clothes thanks to his bumbling -- Joe redeems himself by saving her father's (Raymond Walburn) automobile business. Whether or not he can save himself from Spike Nolan (Tom Dugan), the gun-wielding brother of Owsley's neurotic bride Mazie (Rosina Lawrence), is another matter! Mister Cinderella is a typically frantic farce from the Hal Roach comedy mills, with a marvelous scene-stealing performance by Arthur Treacher and a brisk musical score (culled mostly from Roach's Laurel & Hardy and "Our Gang" comedies) by Marvin Hatley and LeRoy Shield.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/06/2010
UPC:
0883316259573
Original Release:
1936
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Pan & Scan]
Time:
1:15:00
Sales rank:
86,561

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Haley Joe Jenkins
Betty Furness Patricia Randolph
Arthur Treacher Watkins
Raymond Walburn Peter Randolph
Robert McWade Gates
Rosina Lawrence Mazie
Monroe Owsley Aloysius Merriweather
Kathleen Lockhart Aunt Penelope
Edward S. Brophy Detective McNutt
Charlotte Wynters Martha
Tom Dugan Spike Nolan
Iris Adrian Lil
Toby Wing Lulu
Morgan Wallace Fawcett
Arthur Aylesworth Simpson
John Hyams Mr. Wilberforce
Leila McIntyre Mrs. Wilberforce

Technical Credits
Edward Sedgwick Director
Richard Flournoy Screenwriter
Jack Jevne Original Story
Arthur V. Jones Screenwriter
Milton Krasner Cinematographer
Jack W. Ogilvie Editor
Hal Roach Producer

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