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Poppy (1936)

US 73m, B&W
Director: A. Edward Sutherland; Cast: W.C. Fields, Rochelle Hudson, Richard Cromwell, Catherine Doucet, Lynne Overman, Granville Bates

poppyA remake of D.W. Griffith’s Sally of the Sawdust (1926), and based on a 1923 theatrical production, both of which starred Fields, Poppy is a romantic musical comedy with an underlying sentimentality. Reprising his role as Professor Eustace McGargle, the penultimate carny, Fields is at his best when applying his trade as a con artist, and in particular, the brief yet memorable “talking” dog gag (Klaus Ming January 2015).



2 comments on “Poppy (1936)

  1. Hoosier X

    The main thing I remember about this movie is how beautiful Rochelle Hudson is. She’s stunning!

    • Klaus

      Definitely no lack of beautiful women in his films 🙂

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