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Sit Tight (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 28 February 1931 (USA)
The managers of a gymnasium/health spa train an office clerk to be a champion wrestler.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Rex Taylor (based on a story by), Billy K. Wells (screen play & dialogue) (as William K. Wells)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Winnie Lightner ... Winnie O'Neill
Joe E. Brown ... Jojo Mullins
Paul Gregory ... Tom Weston
Claudia Dell ... Sally Dunlap
Lotti Loder ... Job Applicant
Hobart Bosworth ... Walter Dunlap
Frank Hagney ... Olaf
Snitz Edwards ... Charley
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The managers of a gymnasium/health spa train an office clerk to be a champion wrestler.

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Taglines:

The king and queen of comedy at their best! (Print Ad- New York Sun, ((New York NY)) 18 February 1931)

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

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Trivia

Filmed in 1930 as a musical, most songs were eliminated before its 1931 release as a result of musicals falling into the public's disfavor. See more »

Quotes

Jojo: Jojo the tiger, that's me!
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Soundtracks

Face It with a Smile
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Abel Baer
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Sung by Winnie Lightner
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Loose as a Goose
29 July 2010 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Joe E. Brown is very good in this comedy about a health camp that occasionally tries to go the crazy comedy route -- he and Winnie Lightner together sound like Wheeler and Woolsey -- but, despite many good moments, the whole thing is less chaotic than muddled.

Mr. Brown, who rose to prominence in SALLY, was moving out of the musical-comedy roles that had defined him on stage into the brash roles that became his type for the next ten years. Sometimes, as noted, he sounds like half of Wheeler and Woolsey, sometimes he sounds like Charley McCarthy and sometimes he seems to be channeling Bert Lahr. He is excellent at the physical comedy -- his circus background was a real asset to physical comedy -- and it's easy to see why within a couple of years he would be one of Warner Brothers' biggest stars.

Miss Lightner sings one song and scraps with Mr. Brown, who is in love with her and there is a considerable subplot with young lovers Paul Gregory and Claudia Dell -- he's quite good and she is gorgeous. Tom Kennedy has a nice hulking bit. But despite some nice comedy construction, the remnants of a standard 1920s musical comedy plot render this antiquated.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alle Griffe erlaubt See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Brunswick Radios Used Exclusively)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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