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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.

Director:

Jack Conway

Writers:

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

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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Accidents Wanted See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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


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