11 user 4 critic

The Nuisance (1933)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 June 1933 (USA)
An ambulance-chasing lawyer gets tangled up with a female investigator out to end his shyster ways.


Jack Conway


Chandler Sprague (story), Howard Emmett Rogers (story) | 4 more credits »


Learn more

More Like This 

Hell Below (1933)
Certificate: Passed Romance | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1918, U.S. Navy Lt. Tommy Knowlton participates in dangerous submarine missions, disobeys orders, gets court-martialed and romances a married woman who happens to be his C.O.'s daughter.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Walter Huston, Madge Evans
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jeff is the supreme press agent who has his own private club where the rich and powerful meet and drink for free. It is free until they need him and he charges a bundle. Jeff has power, ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Beaumont
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Sally Eilers, Madge Evans
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A barker at a down-at-the-heels carnival becomes a powerhouse New York publicity man as he transforms a sideshow dancer into a Broadway sensation.

Director: Gregory La Cava
Stars: Lupe Velez, Lee Tracy, Eugene Pallette
Blessed Event (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Al Roberts writes a gossip column for the Daily Express. He will write about anyone and everyone as long as he gets the credit. He gets into a little difficulty with a hood named Goebel who... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth
Stars: Lee Tracy, Mary Brian, Dick Powell
Side Streets (1934)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A destitute sailor secures a job with a spinster who runs a small fur trimming shop. They marry, and soon have a child, but he cheats on her with serious consequences.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Aline MacMahon, Paul Kelly, Ann Dvorak
Fast Workers (1933)
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Gunner and Bucker are pals who work as riveters. Whenever Bucker gets the urge to marry, which is often, Gunner will hit on his girl to see if she is true or not. So far, Gunner has not ... See full summary »

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: John Gilbert, Robert Armstrong, Mae Clarke
Delicious (1931)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A comic group of Europeans coming to the USA have romantic and immigration troubles.

Director: David Butler
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Charles Farrell, El Brendel
The Brat (1931)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A society novelist brings a brash young chorus girl home in order to study her for inspiration for his new novel. His family is distraught, but soon her behavior has forever altered their ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford
Stars: Sally O'Neil, Alan Dinehart, Frank Albertson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Peter Brooks is a hard-working, hard-up college student whose dislike of women attending college weakens under the amorous advances of spoiled socialite coed Joan Madison.

Director: Seymour Felix
Stars: Virginia Cherrill, John Wayne, Marguerite Churchill
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Four Broadway gold-diggers sign a contract promising to share all their future gains. Troubles begin when one the girls falls in love with a wealthy playboy, getting rid of the contract.

Director: Ewald André Dupont
Stars: June Knight, Neil Hamilton, Sally O'Neil
White Heat (1934)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Plantation owner William Hawkes (David Newell) doesn't approve of the fact that most of the white men on the island have married, or are living with native girls. He doesn't approve of ... See full summary »

Director: Lois Weber
Stars: Virginia Cherrill, Mona Maris, Hardie Albright
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

When a good-for-nothing man named Dan is stabbed to death and his arm broken, Charlie Chan is on the case. His first clue comes from the victim's sister, who noticed a prowler wearing a glow-in-the-dark wristwatch.

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Warner Oland, Heather Angel, Roger Imhof


Complete credited cast:
Lee Tracy ... Joseph Phineas 'Joe' Stevens
Madge Evans ... Dorothy Mason
Frank Morgan ... Dr. Buchanan Prescott
Charles Butterworth ... Floppy Phil Montague
John Miljan ... John Calhoun
Virginia Cherrill ... Miss Rutherford
David Landau ... Kelley
Greta Meyer ... Mrs. Mannheimer
Herman Bing ... Willy
Samuel S. Hinds ... Mr. Beaumont (as Samuel Hinds)
Syd Saylor ... Fred


An ambulance-chasing lawyer gets tangled up with a female investigator out to end his shyster ways.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


AN AMBULANCE CHASER WHO SPECIALIZED IN BLONDES! (Print Ad- Spokane Daily Chronicle, ((Spokane, Wash.)) 5 January 1934)


Comedy | Drama | Romance








Release Date:

2 June 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accidents Wanted See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Minneapolis Monday 11 February 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9); it first aired in San Antonio 9 April 1957 on WOAI (Channel 4), in Lubbock TX 10 June 1957 on KCBD (Channel 11), in Miami 31 July 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Albany 30 December 1957 on WTEN (Channel 10), in Portland OR 24 January 1958 on KGW (Channel 8), in Honolulu 25 January 1958 on KHVH (Channel 13), in Philadelphia 25 March 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Cleveland 29 April 1958 on KYW (Channel 3), in Kalamazoo 7 June 1957 on WKZO (Channel 3), and in Tucson 21 October 1958 on KVOA (Channel 4). With an uninviting title, and a relatively forgotten cast, as well as the usual pre-code aspects of the story, major market sponsors showed little interest in this one, and so it was only occasionally taken off the shelf, and, even then, in the less predominant locations. In more recent years a new generation of vintage film enthusiasts have "discovered" Lee Tracy, and its long unseen hidden pre-code delights, so it's since become a welcome occasional flyer on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more »


Joseph Phineas 'Joe' Stevens: [regarding a bounced check] You'll learn that money doesn't come out of fountain pens.
See more »


Remade as The Chaser (1938) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I matched ya, baby
15 January 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Fast-talking ambulance chasing lawyer Lee Tracy and his drunk doctor friend Frank Morgan have a pretty good set-up going. They get to accident scenes first and immediately convince the people involved they are hurt and need to sue. But the insurance company is onto their tactics, so they set Tracy up with investigator Madge Evans. Tracy is immediately attracted to lovely Ms. Evans and before long has fallen in love with her. Largely unknown little gem with a crackling script. Tracy is great in a part tailor-made for him. I continue to be impressed by Evans. She's one of those actresses with lots of talent and good looks that, for whatever reason, never made it big. Frank Morgan is terrific in a sympathetic role. Nice support by Charles Butterworth as a man named Floppy who throws himself in front of cars so he can sue. Also David Landau and John Miljan make good villains. This is an underrated and very enjoyable film.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed