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Mr. Boggs Steps Out (1938)

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68 min | Comedy, Romance

Oliver Boggs, a typical office drone, with no success in sight, who can spout statistics about anything and everything, wins $1500 in a bean-guessing contest at the movie theatre, quits his job and sets forth for the seedy, ...See moreOliver Boggs, a typical office drone, with no success in sight, who can spout statistics about anything and everything, wins $1500 in a bean-guessing contest at the movie theatre, quits his job and sets forth for the seedy, down-at-the-heels town of Peckham Falls. There he buys a barrel factory and falls in love with Irene Lee, the snobbish niece of crusty old Morton Ross, the town's only rich man and owner of the closed canneries. Oleander Tubbs and her inventor father Angus, who sold Oliver the factory, tell him it has no future but he disagrees and says he will have everything booming again. Oleander thinks he is daffy but she and her father agree to help him. Angus invents a collapsible barrel and Oliver, seeing fame and fortune just ahead, spends all of his money just keeping the factory going. Oliver persuades old man Ross to re-open the canneries and to use the ground-breaking barrels and things appear to be going okay, until Dennis Andrews, Ross' slick attorney, tries to double-cross both Ross and Oliver by bilking Angus out of the patent rights to the barrel. Written by Les Adams See less
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Clarence Budington Kelland (story "Face the Facts") | Richard English (screenplay)
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Feb 18, 1938 (United States)

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Stuart Erwin
Oliver Boggs Oliver Boggs   See fewer
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Helen Chandler
Oleander Tubbs Oleander Tubbs   See fewer
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Toby Wing
Irene Lee Irene Lee   See fewer
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Tully Marshall
Morton Ross Morton Ross   See fewer
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Spencer Charters
Angus Tubbs Angus Tubbs   See fewer
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Walter Byron
Dennis Andrews Dennis Andrews   See fewer
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Harry Tyler
Sam Mason Sam Mason   See fewer
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Otto Hoffman
Jenkins Jenkins   See fewer
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Peter Potter
Bob DeBrette (as William Moore) Bob DeBrette (as William Moore)   See fewer
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Nora Cecil
Widow Peddie Widow Peddie   See fewer
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Elliot Fisher
Tommy Mason (as Elliott Fisher) Tommy Mason (as Elliott Fisher)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Theatre Manager (as Edward Kane) Theatre Manager (as Edward Kane)   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Mr. Pry Mr. Pry   See fewer
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Wilson Benge
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Otis Harlan
Abner Katz Abner Katz   See fewer
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Corinne Varian
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Ted Billings
Angry Laborer (uncredited) Angry Laborer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Horace B. Carpenter
Clapping Citizen (uncredited) Clapping Citizen (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adabelle Driver
Angry Laborer (uncredited) Angry Laborer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Michael Jeffers
Chauffeur (uncredited) Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mildred Kornman
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Isabel La Mal
Mrs. Mason (uncredited) Mrs. Mason (uncredited)   See fewer
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Betty Mack
Miss Feathrewell (uncredited) Miss Feathrewell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Young
Citizen Worried by Rain (uncredited) Citizen Worried by Rain (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 72 votes