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Idiot's Delight (1939)

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107 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

A group of disparate travelers are caught and thrown together in a posh Alpine hotel when the borders are closed at the beginning of World War II.
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Writer
Robert E. Sherwood (play) (screenplay)
Cinematographer
William H. Daniels (as William Daniels)
Editor
Robert Kern (as Robert J. Kern)
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$ 1,519,000
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Release date
Jan 27, 1939 (United States)

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Charles Coburn
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Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher
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6.6 / 10 | 1,126 votes