The Merry Frinks

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In this odd-ball comedy, a self-sacrificing but eccentric mother attempts to guide her equally eccentric family. She has two sons and a daughter. One son is a communist and the other is a struggling prizefighter. Her daughter is trying to snag a married booking agent to help her break into radio. In addition to watching over her children, the mother must also help her husband find a full-time job. Real trouble comes when her husband's brother dies of indigestion following a big Chinese dinner and leaves her with $500,000 provided that she leave her family. She decides to take the money and run. Fortunately, she eventually decides to come back home. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi


Aline MacMahon
as Hattie 'Mom' Frink
Guy Kibbee
as Uncle Newt Frink
Hugh Herbert
as Joe 'Poppa' Frink
Allen Jenkins
as Emmett Frink
Helen Howell
as Grandma
Joan Wheeler
as Lucille
Harold Huber
as Benny Lopez
Louise Beavers
as Camille, Hattie's Maid
Maidel Turner
as Mrs. Shinliver
Harry Beresford
as Mr. J. Harold Brumby
Harry C. Bradley
as Dr. Shinliver
James Bush
as Oliver Gilfin
Charles Coleman
as Witherspoon, Hattie's Butler
Joan Sheldon
as Frieda Shinliver
Ethel Wales
as United Charities Worker
Edward Keane
as Truant Officer
Ivan Linow
as Barkefky, the First Russian
Michael Visaroff
as Katzelmalov, the Second Russian
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  • With Hugh Herbert, Aline McMahon and Guy Kibbee in the cast, the Frinks couldn't help being funny; but the picture owes more to its performers than to its story.

    Jul 23, 2019 | Full Review…

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