Doubting Thomas

Doubting Thomas

Director: David Butler Cast: Will Rogers, Billie Burke, Alison Skipworth

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Overview

Doubting Thomas is the 1935 film version of George Kelly's satirical comedy The Torch Bearers, tailored for the talents of Will Rogers. Billie Burke, Will's wife, becomes so involved in a local amateur theatre group that she has no time for her husband. In retaliation, Will pretends to "go Hollywood," proving that he is stage-struck by doing an extended imitation of Bing Crosby. The film's highlight is the "opening night" scene, a cornucopia of missed cues, inappropriate costumes and collapsing scenery. An earlier, silent version of The Torch Bearers has unfortunately been lost to the ages.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2018
UPC: 0024543586159
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Sales rank: 82,157

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Rogers Thomas Brown
Billie Burke Paula Brown
Alison Skipworth Mrs. Pampinelli
Sterling Holloway Spindler
Andrew Tombes Hossefrosse
Gail Patrick Florence McCrickett
Frank Albertson Jimmy Brown
John Qualen Von Blitzen
Johnny Arthur Ralph Twiller
Helen Flint Nelly Fell
Fred Wallace Teddy
T. Roy Barnes LaMaze
Ruth Warren Jenny
George Cooper Stage Hand
Helen Freeman Mrs. Sheppard
William Benedict Caddie
Lynn Bari Girl
Frances Meller Grant Peggy Burns

Technical Credits
David Butler Director
William Conselman Screenwriter
Bartlett Cormack Screenwriter
Buddy G. DeSylva Producer
Art Lange Score Composer
Jack Otterson Art Director
Joseph A. Valentine Cinematographer

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