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Snowed Under (1936)

Alan Tanner's new play opens in a week, but Tanner just can't finish the third act. He's retreated to a snowbound cottage to work, but blonde neighbor Pat Quinn wants to play. Producer ... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Enright (as Raymond Enright)

Writers:

F. Hugh Herbert (screen play), Brown Holmes (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Brent ... Alan Tanner
Genevieve Tobin ... Alice Merritt
Glenda Farrell ... Daisy Lowell
Patricia Ellis ... Pat Quinn
Frank McHugh ... Orlando Rowe
John Eldredge ... McBride
Porter Hall ... Arthur Layton
Helen Lowell ... Mrs.Canterbury
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lester Dorr ... Man in Producer's Office (scenes deleted)
John Elliott ... First Actor (scenes deleted)
Stuart Holmes ... Second Actor (scenes deleted)
Naomi Judge Naomi Judge ... Girl (scenes deleted)
Milton Kibbee ... Bartender (scenes deleted)
Iris March Iris March ... Girl (scenes deleted)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Man in Producer's Office (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Alan Tanner's new play opens in a week, but Tanner just can't finish the third act. He's retreated to a snowbound cottage to work, but blonde neighbor Pat Quinn wants to play. Producer Arthur Layton sends Alice, Alan's first wife, to help him stick to business. But then Daisy, his second wife, shows up wanting her alimony. Stranded with two wives, a girlfriend, and a jug of applejack, Alan still has to finish his play! Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1936 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Early in the movie, Mr. Layton (Porter Hall) has a large cigar in his mouth. The cigar moves from side to side as the camera angle changes. Much too fast and not in continuity with the scene. See more »

Quotes

Pat Quinn: With me by his side, he wouldn't get into jams!
Alice Merritt: When I was married to him, it was jam for breakfast, jam for lunch, and jam for dinner.
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Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
Variations in the score during the opening credits
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madcap and extremely loud
11 June 2016 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

A nice cast, consisting of George Brent, Gladys George, Frank McHugh, Genevieve Tobin, and John Eldredge star in "Snowed Under," a 1936 Warner Brothers film.

Alan Tanner (Brent) has new play opening in a week, but the play has no acceptable third act.

In order to get it done, Tanner goes to a cottage, which at the moment is snowed under to work in peace. Not happening. His blonde neighbor (Patricia Ellis) is crazy about him and shows up.

The play's producer, Arthur Layton (Porter Hall), dispatches Alan's first wife Alice (Tobin) to keep him on task. Unfortunately Alan's second wife, Daisy (Farrell), shows up and demands her alimony.

Soon the women are screaming at one another and fighting over who can help Alan more. And the neighbor wants to know where she stands. Meanwhile Alan can't get any work done.

This is a madcap comedy, and for some reason I found it incredibly loud and a little too crazy, a fun premise, but forced. Despite going over the top, it has a sophistication to it.

Frank McHugh is a scream as a deputy sent to arrest Alan, who just may find some peace if he can only get to jail. With a little more attention, this film would have been much better.


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