Bright Lights (1935)

Bright Lights (1935)





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Joe E. Brown's extensive circus and burlesque training serve him well in this familiar but likeable yarn. Brown and Ann Dvorak stars as small-time vaudevillians Joe and Fay Wilson, presently employed by a seedy burlesque troupe. Also on tour with the Wilsons is society girl Peggy (Patricia Ellis), who's merely joined the troupe for a few laughs. Publicity agent Daniel Wheeler (William Gargan) offers Joe a big-time contract, but only if he will team up with Peggy. Surprisingly, Fay goes along with this, though she soon has reason to regret her generosity. The film's many intrigues give way to slapstick when Joe commandeers an airplane to expedite a reconciliation with his ever-loving spouse. The film's comic highlight is Joe E. Brown's "drunken mouse" routine, which later caused him courtroom trouble when comedian Bert Wheeler insisted that the bit was his personal property.
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William Gargan
as Dan Wheeler
Ann Dvorak
as Fay Wilson
William Demarest
as Detective
Henry O'Neill
as J.C. Anderson, Theatrical Producer
Joe E. Brown
as Joe Wilson
Patricia Ellis
as Claire Whitmore
Gordon Westcott
as Wellington
Joseph Crehan
as Airport Attendant
Joseph Cawthorn
as Otto Schlemmer
Clarence Wilson
as Freight Agent
Clarence H. Wilson
as Freight Agent
William "Wild Bill" Elliott
as Actor in Roman Legion Costume
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another joe e brown vehicle-cant stand him don't understand why audiences saw in him he's just not funny

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