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Hitch Hike Lady (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 28 December 1935 (USA)
In this touching tale, an elderly British woman saves up enough money to visit her son in the U.S. She believes that he is doing well, but he is actually a prisoner in San Quentin.

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Aubrey Scotto

Writers:

Gordon Rigby (screenplay), Lester Cole (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Skipworth ... Mrs. Amelia Blake
Mae Clarke ... Judith Martin
Arthur Treacher ... Mortimer Wingate
James Ellison ... Jimmy Peyton (as Jimmy Ellison)
Warren Hymer ... Cluck Regan
Beryl Mercer ... Mrs. Bayne
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Judge Hale
Christian Rub ... Farmer
Harold Waldridge ... Oswald Brown
Irving Bacon ... Ed Simpson
Lionel Belmore ... Mr. Harker - Green-grocer
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Miner (as George Hayes)
Dell Henderson ... Williams
Clay Clement Clay Clement ... Warden
Ward Bond ... Motorcycle Officer
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Storyline

In this touching tale, an elderly British woman saves up enough money to visit her son in the U.S. She believes that he is doing well, but he is actually a prisoner in San Quentin.

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Taglines:

MILE AFTER MILE OF LAFFS! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dama Errante See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Tahoe, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Runtime:

| (edited)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A nitrate print of this film is held by the UCLA Film and Television Archives, and is not listed for preservation. See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Highway
Written by Wallace MacDonald
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Highly entertaining film with the marvelous Alison Skipworthh
23 May 2012 | by PaularocSee all my reviews

I first saw Alison Skipworth in the movie Madame Racketeer, an absolutely delightful film. While this one was not quite as good that, it still was highly entertaining thanks to such a strong supporting cast especially Treacher (playing as ever, an upper crust English butler type) and Hymer as a couple of lovable scam artists. The plot is silly, of course – Amelia Blake (Skipworth), an elderly and poor English woman hasn't seen her son for several years receives a small inheritance from a former employer and decides to visit her son who lives in California. The thing is the son, wanting to spare his mother, told her that he owned a ranch call Ranchero San Quentin. She meets Judith Martin (Clarke) and a crook promising to drive them to California scams both of them. Neither of them has any money so they start hitch hiking and soon meet up with Jimmy Peyton (Ellison) who is traveling the country in a trailer. The Treacher and Hymer characters hide out in the trailer and the group continues on its way with an interesting interlude at a camp of dispossessed families on their way to California hoping to find work. The group bands together with the goal of keeping Mrs. Blake from finding out that her son is actually in prison. Netflix has a beautiful print of this and it is worth seeking it out.


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