Girl in the Case (1934)

60 mins | Comedy | 15 March 1934

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HISTORY

The plot for this film was obtained from the NYSA. The New York State censors rejected the film for exhibition on the grounds that it was "indecent and would tend to corrupt morals." Contemporary reviews compared Savo to silent clown Charlie Chaplin. According to a May 1934 HR news item, this film was director Eugene Frenke's first American picture. An unidentified contemporary source notes that Universal purchased the foreign distribution rights to the ... More Less

The plot for this film was obtained from the NYSA. The New York State censors rejected the film for exhibition on the grounds that it was "indecent and would tend to corrupt morals." Contemporary reviews compared Savo to silent clown Charlie Chaplin. According to a May 1934 HR news item, this film was director Eugene Frenke's first American picture. An unidentified contemporary source notes that Universal purchased the foreign distribution rights to the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Hollywood Reporter
27 Mar 34
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
16 May 34
p. 1.
NY State Exhibitor
23 Mar 34
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Orch leader-dir
Orig mus
SOUND
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Girl in the Case--5005
Release Date:
15 March 1934
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Victor Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

An unemployed bass player, meets Cleo, a lovely young woman, at a cabin in the country. Because Cleo's clothes were eaten by a goat while she was swimming, the bassist agrees to carry her home in his bass case. On the way to Cleo's house, the bass player is sidetracked and Cleo hitches a ride on a hay wagon. Meanwhile, the bassist sees his bass in a pawnshop, where the thief pawned it, but when he attempts to retrieve it, the pawnbroker accuses him of robbery. The men are taken to court, where a judge hears their case. As Cleo testifies on the bass player's behalf, her father enters the courtroom and accuses him of sullying his daughter's honor. The judge orders the bassist to take his punishment and then sentences him to marry ... +


An unemployed bass player, meets Cleo, a lovely young woman, at a cabin in the country. Because Cleo's clothes were eaten by a goat while she was swimming, the bassist agrees to carry her home in his bass case. On the way to Cleo's house, the bass player is sidetracked and Cleo hitches a ride on a hay wagon. Meanwhile, the bassist sees his bass in a pawnshop, where the thief pawned it, but when he attempts to retrieve it, the pawnbroker accuses him of robbery. The men are taken to court, where a judge hears their case. As Cleo testifies on the bass player's behalf, her father enters the courtroom and accuses him of sullying his daughter's honor. The judge orders the bassist to take his punishment and then sentences him to marry Cleo. +

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Subject (Major):

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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