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Thank You, Jeeves! (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 1 January 1937 (France)
Erudite manservant Jeeves hopes to keep his frivolous employer Bertie out of new harrowing adventures, but a damsel in distress, carrying half of some mysterious plans, intrudes on their ... See full summary »

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Joseph Hoffman (screen play), Stephen Gross (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arthur Treacher ... Jeeves
Virginia Field ... Marjorie Lowman
David Niven ... Bertie Wooster
Lester Matthews ... Elliott Manville
Colin Tapley ... Tom Brock
John Graham Spacey ... Jack Stone
Ernie Stanton Ernie Stanton ... Mr. Snelling
Gene Reynolds ... Bobby Smith
Douglas Walton ... Edward McDermott
Willie Best ... Drowsy
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Erudite manservant Jeeves hopes to keep his frivolous employer Bertie out of new harrowing adventures, but a damsel in distress, carrying half of some mysterious plans, intrudes on their London flat one rainy night. Bertie follows her to country hotel Mooring Manor, prepared to do slapstick battle with crooks posing as Scotland Yard men. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1937 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Thank You, Mr. Jeeves See more »

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Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Apart from the presence of Jeeves and Wooster and the fact that Bertie annoys Jeeves by playing a musical instrument badly and incessantly, the film bears no resemblance in plot or characters to P. G. Wodehouse's 1934 novel of the same name. See more »

Quotes

Bertie Wooster: It's beginning to filter through the Wooster brain that you government chaps are not government chaps at all.
Marjorie Lowman: [sarcastically] An *amazing* piece of detective work Mr Wooster.
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Followed by Step Lively, Jeeves! (1937) See more »

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Wodehouse's eternal dour butler
12 December 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Although he's third billed in this film, David Niven finally was noticed by critics in the role of eternal playboy Bertie Wooster. But the first billed individual here Arthur Treacher was typecast for the rest of his life playing P.G. Wodehouse's dour butler Jeeves.

This was a B film for 20th Century Fox one of the first under the banner of the new company and it doesn't quite make an hour's running time. Still both Niven and Treacher got their starts.

Niven has been described as the man who carried more films with charm than any other actor. That's what Bertie Wooster's about, a rich young and bored heir who is forever getting in situations because he doesn't have to work for a living. This was Wodehouse satirizing the British upper classes between the World Wars. Yet Wooster is likable and charming if completely useless.

One fine boring evening Virginia Field changes all that by crashing the Wooster living space being pursued by some men. Then she leaves after spending the night and Niven wants to find her and over Treacher's objections they pursue her as well as her original pursuers.

Arriving at an inn they blunder into things without knowing exactly who the players are. In the end thanks to Jeeves it all turns out all right.

I remember Arthur Treacher years ago when he was through acting and was an announcer for the Merv Griffin Show. I got to meet him and let us say he was Jeeves to the nines.

Thank You, Jeeves is one of two films Treacher played Jeeves, but he played a lot of butlers after that. That's because he was so good at them.


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