The Tenderfoot (1932)





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George S. Kaufman's sturdy stage comedy The Butter and Egg Man was the inspiration for no fewer than four Warner Bros. talkie versions. The first of these was The Tenderfoot, starring Joe E. Brown as a wealthy but naive cowboy alone in the Big Apple. The producers of a down-and-out musical revue hope to convince Brown to put his money in their show, sending out cute chorine Ginger Rogers as the "convincer." After having his heart broken a few times and tangling with gangsters, Joe comes through and the show goes on. Warners followed The Tenderfoot with a 1937 musicalization of Butter and Egg Man, Dance Charlie Dance; this in turn was remade as An Angel From Texas in 1942. The final variation on this theme (so far!) was Three Sailors and a Girl (53).
Comedy , Western , Romance
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Joe E. Brown
as Calvin Jones
Ginger Rogers
as Ruth Weston
Lew Cody
as Joe Lehman
Vivien Oakland
as Miss Martin
Vivian Oakland
as Miss Martin
Ralph Ince
as Dolan
Douglas Gerrard
as Stage Director
Walter Percival
as Depot Slicker
Rychard Cramer
as Racketeer
Wilfred Lucas
as Patterson
George Chandler
as Depot Bum
Jill Dennett
as Cafe Cashier
Mae Madison
as Cafe Maid
John Larkin
as Depot Porter
Harry Seymour
as Newsstand Proprietor
Zita Moulton
as Actress
Allan Lane
as Actor
Dick Cramer
as Racketeer
Joe Barton
as The Hebrew
Edith Allen
as Tart at Depot
Lee Kohlmar
as Waiter
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Joe E. Brown lays it on pretty thick as a yokel come to the big city but the movie is innocuous enough.

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