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We're on the Jury (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Mystery | 12 February 1937 (USA)
A gabby socialite busybody and a bumbling real estate developer are seated as jurors in a murder trial.


Ben Holmes


John Frederick Ballard (play), Franklin Coen (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Victor Moore ... Mr. J. Clarence 'Pudgy' Beaver
Helen Broderick ... Mrs. Agnes Dean, aka Mrs. Jonathan Ashley Dean
Phillip Huston Phillip Huston ... Mr. Steve Bell (as Philip Huston)
Louise Latimer ... Mrs. Harry Clyde
Vinton Hayworth ... Mr. M. Williams - Defense Attorney
Robert McWade ... Judge Henry Prime
Maxine Jennings ... Miss Clara Simpson, Patterson's maid
Frank M. Thomas ... Mr. D. Van Cobb- Prosecutor
Colleen Clare ... Mrs. Charmaine Patterson
Billy Gilbert ... Mr. Ephraim Allen
Charles Lane ... Mr. Horace Smith
Charles Middleton ... Mr. B.J. Martin - Jury Foreman
Jean Howard ... Miss Marion Gordon
Leonid Kinskey ... Professor Nicholas Krakin
Sarah Edwards Sarah Edwards ... Miss Evelyn Bottomley


A gabby socialite busybody and a bumbling real estate developer are seated as jurors in a murder trial.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Mystery







English | French

Release Date:

12 February 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

We, the Jury See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The play, "Ladies of the Jury", opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 21 October 1929 and had 88 performances. See more »


Phillip Huston's name is spelled correctly in the opening credits, but as Philip Huston in the comprehensive cast list. See more »


Mr. J. Clarence 'Pudgy' Beaver: You see, that's the ouch nerve right there. That's the reason he said ouch.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown in the center, with the judge at the top of the screen, and 12 members of the jury at the bottom. See more »


Version of Ladies of the Jury (1932) See more »


Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played on an offscreen organ for two different offscreen weddings
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a-typical jury case.... h. broderick finally gets to star
13 September 2017 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

FINALLY... Helen Broderick gets a starring role in this one from RKO. Broderick stars as Mrs. Jonathan Dean, juror in a murder case. She creates a sensation as the boisterous, loud, self-centered rich old lady. Broderick was so Amazing in all those silly love stories with Gene Raymond in the 1930s. ( My favorite was "The Bride Walks Out"... Check it out if you can find it.) Also on the jury are Victor Moore as the meek Pudgy Beaver, and Billy Gilbert, who sneezed and coughed his way through Hollywood. Charles Lane, who holds the record for the most roles in films, is Mr. Smith. It's all done with some humor, as the jury asks their own questions, and speaks a fair amount of français with the witnesses. Mrs. Dean keeps calling the judge "Henry" and speaking over him, for humor. It's all in fun, and moves right along. Pretty funny, if hard-to-believe. And it's all over with no big fanfare. Directed by Ben Holmes, who directed mostly short films, with the exception of full length films in the mid - 1930s. Slow moving, but entertaining. If you can suspend belief of the trial by jury in this murder case.

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