Hook, Line and Sinker

Hook, Line and Sinker

Director: Edward F. Cline Cast: Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Dorothy Lee

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Hook, Line and Sinker

The comedy team of Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey made their fourth film appearance of 1930 in the hectic comedy-melodrama Hook Line and Sinker. This time the boys are cast as itinerant insurance salesmen Wilbur Boswell and J. Addington Ganzy ("Not Pansy -- Ganzy, with a 'G'"!) After talking their way out of a traffic ticket, Wilbur and Addington make the acquaintance of penniless socialite Mary Marsh (Dorothy Lee), who is fleeing a wealthy marriage arranged by her mother Rebecca (Jobyna Howland). Falling in love with Mary himself, Wilbur talks Ganzy into helping her renovate a seedy hotel willed to her by her uncle. With the dubious aid of a decrepit bellboy (George F. Marion) and a nutty house detective (Hugh Herbert), the boys turn the hotel into a thriving enterprise. The plot thickens when a gang of jewel thieves and a band of bootleggers register at the hotel, followed in short order by Mary's mother and the girl's prospective fiance, lawyer John Blackwell (Ralf Harolde) -- who happens to be in league with the bootleggers! A wild gangland shoot-out and nocturnal chase caps this dated but amusing Wheeler and Woolsey vehicle.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/21/2003
UPC: 0089218427090
Original Release: 1930
Rating: NR
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:15:00

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bert Wheeler Wilbur Boswell
Robert Woolsey Addington Ganzy
Dorothy Lee Mary Marsh
Jobyna Howland Mrs. March
Ralf Harolde John Blackwell
Natalie Moorhead Phony Countess
George F. Marion Bell Boy
Hugh Herbert House detective
William B. Davidson Actor
Stanley Fields Actor
Edna May Oliver Actor

Technical Credits
Edward F. Cline Director
William Le Baron Producer
Myles Connolly Associate Producer
Archie Marshek Editor
Nick Musuraca Cinematographer
Ralph Spence Screenwriter
Tim Whelan Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [11:43]
2. Chapter 2 [12:32]
3. Chapter 3 [12:00]
4. Chapter 4 [12:24]
5. Chapter 5 [13:06]
6. Chapter 6 [12:50]

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