Gildersleeve on Broadway (1943)

62 or 64-65 mins | Comedy | 1943

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writer:

Robert E. Kent

Producer:

Herman Schlom

Cinematographer:

Jack MacKenzie

Editor:

Les Millbrook

Production Designers:

Albert D'Agostino, Walter E. Keller

Production Company:

RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The onscreen credits list Richard Le Grand as "Mr. Peavy," but he is the only actor whose character name appears in the credits. The role of "Margie Forrester," which had been portrayed by Nancy Gates in the first two Gildersleeve films, was portrayed by Margaret Landry in this film. The FD review incorrectly credits William Stevens as art director and the HR review incorrectly identifies actor Michael Road as Michael Bond. The picture marked the screen debut of Lawrence Tierney. For additional information about the series, consult the Series Index and See Entry for The Great Gildersleeve ... More Less

The onscreen credits list Richard Le Grand as "Mr. Peavy," but he is the only actor whose character name appears in the credits. The role of "Margie Forrester," which had been portrayed by Nancy Gates in the first two Gildersleeve films, was portrayed by Margaret Landry in this film. The FD review incorrectly credits William Stevens as art director and the HR review incorrectly identifies actor Michael Road as Michael Bond. The picture marked the screen debut of Lawrence Tierney. For additional information about the series, consult the Series Index and See Entry for The Great Gildersleeve . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
23 Oct 1943.
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Daily Variety
21 Oct 43
p. 3.
Film Daily
28 Oct 43
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
23 Jul 43
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
13 Aug 43
p. 15.
Hollywood Reporter
21 Oct 43
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
23 Oct 1943.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
2 Oct 43
p. 1566.
Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
23 Oct 43
p. 1595.
Variety
27 Oct 43
p. 10.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Story and scr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
DETAILS
Release Date:
1943
Production Date:
late July--mid August 1943
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 October 1943
Copyright Number:
LP12436
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62 or 64-65
Length(in feet):
5,853
Country:
United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
9540
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Inspired by the romance of spring, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve proposes to his longtime sweetheart, Matilda Brown. Also a victim of spring fever is Gildy's niece Margie Forrester, who is distraught because she has not heard from her boyfriend, Jimmy Clark, who is away in New York. Consequently, when Peavy, the Summerville druggist, tells Gildy that he is attending a druggists' convention in New York in order to convince his supplier, Laura Chandler, the president of Sun Drugs, to stay in business, Gildy decides to join Peavy on his trip. As Gildy bids farewell to Matilda, she decides that he can not be trusted and follows him to New York. On the train, Gildy meets the recently widowed Laura Chandler and her bow-and-arrow shooting brother Homer. Laura, who is just as eccentric as her brother, instantly falls in love with Gildy and announces that she is going to marry him. They meet again at their hotel in New York, and Laura invites Gildy to a party at her penthouse that night. Hoping that Gildy will agree to convince Laura to stay in business, the druggists treat him like royalty, thus attracting the attention of gold digger Francine Gray. Francine is seated at a table in the hotel dining room with Jimmy, and when Gildy sees the two of them together, he mistakenly believes that Francine is pursuing Jimmy and determines to expose her as a fortune hunter. Francine tricks Gildy into spending the afternoon window shopping and buys a $4,700 mink coat on approval. Upon learning of Gildy's predicament, Peavy offers him $5,000 if he can persuade Laura to sign ... +


Inspired by the romance of spring, Throckmorton P. Gildersleeve proposes to his longtime sweetheart, Matilda Brown. Also a victim of spring fever is Gildy's niece Margie Forrester, who is distraught because she has not heard from her boyfriend, Jimmy Clark, who is away in New York. Consequently, when Peavy, the Summerville druggist, tells Gildy that he is attending a druggists' convention in New York in order to convince his supplier, Laura Chandler, the president of Sun Drugs, to stay in business, Gildy decides to join Peavy on his trip. As Gildy bids farewell to Matilda, she decides that he can not be trusted and follows him to New York. On the train, Gildy meets the recently widowed Laura Chandler and her bow-and-arrow shooting brother Homer. Laura, who is just as eccentric as her brother, instantly falls in love with Gildy and announces that she is going to marry him. They meet again at their hotel in New York, and Laura invites Gildy to a party at her penthouse that night. Hoping that Gildy will agree to convince Laura to stay in business, the druggists treat him like royalty, thus attracting the attention of gold digger Francine Gray. Francine is seated at a table in the hotel dining room with Jimmy, and when Gildy sees the two of them together, he mistakenly believes that Francine is pursuing Jimmy and determines to expose her as a fortune hunter. Francine tricks Gildy into spending the afternoon window shopping and buys a $4,700 mink coat on approval. Upon learning of Gildy's predicament, Peavy offers him $5,000 if he can persuade Laura to sign the contract. Gildy, who has a dinner date with Francine that night, arranges for Peavy to bring Jimmy to the hotel dining room so that he will see Francine two-timing him. Gildy's plan goes awry, however, when Jimmy tells Peavy that he doesn't know Francine and Matild then arrives at the hotel accompanied by Leroy and Margie. When the store manager appears to pick up the coat, Gildy sneaks into Francine's room to retrieve it, but when Francine returns unexpectedly, he climbs out onto the window ledge. Francine notifies the front desk that her coat has been stolen, and when Gildy alights from the hotel elevator with coat in hand, Matilda thinks that he bought it for her. Francine then appears and grabs the coat off Matilda's back, ripping it in half, and the furrier sends the police after Gildy, who tries to escape onto the roof. There, he runs into Laura's party, and when Gildy asks Laura to sign the contract, she thinks that he is proposing and announces that they are to be wed that night. After Gildy calls Peavy for help, Leroy suggest that Peavy pose as "Mrs. Gildersleeve" to get Gildy off the hook. Wearing one of Matilda's dresses, Peavy arrives at the party as Mrs. Gildersleeve, accompanied by her son Leroy. Laura takes the news of Gildy's wife with grace, and agrees to sign the contract anyway. When a furious Matilda appears and rips the dress off Peavy, however, Laura demands the return of the contract, but then becomes attracted to the hotel window washer and decides that theirs is a match made in heaven. +

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