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Advice to the Forlorn (1933)

Advise to the Lovelorn (original title)
Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 December 1933 (USA)
Los Angeles newspaper reporter Toby Prentiss is continually in trouble with his editor. He is demoted to running the paper's "Miss Lonelyhearts" advice column because he missed the scoop on... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred L. Werker

Writers:

Leonard Praskins, Nathanael West (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lee Tracy ... Toby Prentiss
Sally Blane ... Louise
Paul Harvey ... Gaskell
Sterling Holloway ... Benny
C. Henry Gordon ... Kane
Isabel Jewell ... Rose
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Storyline

Los Angeles newspaper reporter Toby Prentiss is continually in trouble with his editor. He is demoted to running the paper's "Miss Lonelyhearts" advice column because he missed the scoop on a major earthquake whilst out on the town. Determined to be fired from the column he starts to give crazy advice to the readers, but this only makes him even more popular. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Miss Lonelyhearts See more »

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Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The name of Nathanael West, the author of the novel on which the film is based, is misspelled in the credits. See more »

Connections

Version of Lonelyhearts (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

I Can't Give You Anything But Love
(uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
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