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No Time for Comedy (1940)

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93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Playwright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the arts convinces Esterbrook to forget about comedy ...See morePlaywright Gaylord Esterbrook scores a hit with his first Broadway play, both with the critics and with leading lady Linda Paige. He and Linda are happily married until a patroness of the arts convinces Esterbrook to forget about comedy and concentrate on writing a tragedy. The end result nearly destroys his career and his marriage. Written by Daniel Bubbeo See less
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Writers
Julius J. Epstein (screen play) | Philip G. Epstein (screen play) | S.N. Behrman (from the stage play by)
Composer
Heinz Roemheld (as H. Roemheld)
Cinematographer
Ernest Haller (as Ernie Haller)
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Updated Sep 14, 1940

Release date
Sep 14, 1940 (United States)

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41 cast members
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James Stewart
Gaylord Esterbrook Gaylord Esterbrook   See fewer
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Rosalind Russell
Linda Paige Esterbrook Linda Paige Esterbrook   See fewer
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Genevieve Tobin
Amanda Swift Amanda Swift   See fewer
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Charles Ruggles
Philo Swift (as Charlie Ruggles) Philo Swift (as Charlie Ruggles)   See fewer
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Allyn Joslyn
Morgan Carrell Morgan Carrell   See fewer
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Clarence Kolb
Richard Benson Richard Benson   See fewer
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Louise Beavers
Clementine Clementine   See fewer
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Lawrence Grossmith
Frank (as Lawrence Grosmith) Frank (as Lawrence Grosmith)   See fewer
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Robert Greig
Robert Robert   See fewer
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Frank Faylen
Cab Driver Cab Driver   See fewer
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Herbert Anderson
Actor in Show (uncredited) Actor in Show (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney Bracey
Waiter at Wyler's Party (uncredited) Waiter at Wyler's Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Burke
Police Sergeant (uncredited) Police Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glen Cavender
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Mildred Coles
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Edgar Dearing
Sweeny (uncredited) Sweeny (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bess Flowers
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Herbert Heywood
Joe (uncredited) Joe (uncredited)   See fewer
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Stuart Holmes
Bartender at Wyler's Party (uncredited) Bartender at Wyler's Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Hopper
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Arthur Housman
Drunk Wanting Directions (uncredited) Drunk Wanting Directions (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
Pearson (uncredited) Pearson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Selmer Jackson
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Mike Lally
Call Boy (uncredited) Call Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Mayo
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Harold Miller
Bar Patron (uncredited) Bar Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Mower
Linda's Chauffeur (uncredited) Linda's Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wedgwood Nowell
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William H. O'Brien
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Robert Emmett O'Connor
Desk Sergeant (uncredited) Desk Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Panzer
Bumping Man Exiting Subway (uncredited) Bumping Man Exiting Subway (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Ridgely
Cashier (uncredited) Cashier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cyril Ring
Backstage Man (uncredited) Backstage Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
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Nella Walker
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Pierre Watkin
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Leo White
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Jack Wise
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Isabel Withers
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6.4 / 10 | 809 votes