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Hook Line and Sinker (1930)

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75 min | Comedy, Romance

Two fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run down and nearly abandoned, they launch a phony PR ...See moreTwo fast-talking insurance salesmen meet Mary, who is running away from her wealthy mother, and they agree to help her run a hotel that she owns. When they find out that the hotel is run down and nearly abandoned, they launch a phony PR campaign that presents the hotel as a resort favored by the rich. Their advertising succeeds too well, and many complications soon arise. Written by Snow Leopard See less
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Director
Edward F. Cline (as Edward Cline)
Writers
Tim Whelan (screen play and dialogue) | Ralph Spence (screen play and dialogue)
Cinematographer
Nicholas Musuraca (photographed by) (as Nick Musuraca)
Editor
Archie Marshek (as Archie F. Marshek)
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Updated Dec 26, 1930

Release date
Dec 26, 1930 (United States)

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19 cast members
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Bert Wheeler
Wilbur Boswell Wilbur Boswell   See fewer
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Robert Woolsey
Addington Ganzy Addington Ganzy   See fewer
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Dorothy Lee
Mary Marsh Mary Marsh   See fewer
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Ralf Harolde
John Blackwell John Blackwell   See fewer
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Jobyna Howland
Mrs. Rebecca Marsh Mrs. Rebecca Marsh   See fewer
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Natalie Moorhead
Duchess Bessie Von Essie Duchess Bessie Von Essie   See fewer
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Hugh Herbert
Hotel House Detective Hotel House Detective   See fewer
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George F. Marion
Ritz de la Rivera Bellboy Ritz de la Rivera Bellboy   See fewer
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Stanley Fields
McKay - Blackwell Henchman McKay - Blackwell Henchman   See fewer
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William B. Davidson
Frank Dukette (as William Davidson) Frank Dukette (as William Davidson)   See fewer
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Lynton Brent
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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G. Pat Collins
Motorcycle Cop (uncredited) Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Hendricks Jr.
Spudoni (uncredited) Spudoni (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ethan Laidlaw
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry McGrath
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert McKenzie
Detective (uncredited) Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mills
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
Gangster (uncredited) Gangster (uncredited)   See fewer
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Florence Wix
Hotel Party Guest (uncredited) Hotel Party Guest (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 229 votes