Broadminded (1931)

65 mins | Comedy | 1 August 1931

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Cinematographer:

Sid Hickox

Editor:

Alexander Hall

Production Designer:

Anton Grot

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The opening credits note that Brunswick Radios were used "exclusively" in the picture. According to Har , Fred Kohler and James Rennie were to appear in the ... More Less

The opening credits note that Brunswick Radios were used "exclusively" in the picture. According to Har , Fred Kohler and James Rennie were to appear in the picture. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
5 Jul 31
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
1 Apr 31
p. 3.
New York Times
6 Jul 31
p. 24.
Variety
7 Jul 31
p. 34.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 August 1931
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 June 1931
Copyright Number:
LP2316
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Mabel Robinson's costume party is broken up by the police, Jack Hackett's father insists that he end his engagement to her and leave town in the company of his cousin, Ossie Simpson. Mr. Hackett hopes Ossie's presence will be a steadying influence on Jack and orders Ossie to avoid women. Ignoring this edict, Ossie and Jack flirt with every woman they see on their way to California. In the Cactus Cafe, somewhere in the desert, Ossie manages to insult Pancho, a South American customer, who leaves the cafe in a huff. Later, they run into the back of Pancho's car, and when they get out of the car to assess the damage, Pancho drives away with their car hooked to the back of his. Walking along the road, Jack and Ossie stop to help Constance Palmer, whose car has broken down. She and her friend, Penelope Packer, offer the men a lift to the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena where everyone is staying. Ossie and Penny and Jack and Connie spend several delightful days together, despite the disapproval of Connie's aunt Polly. Jack asks Connie to marry him and she agrees, provided he will swear that the stories of his flirtations aren't true. Unfortunately for Jack, Mabel has followed him to California and threatens to show Connie his love letters. Ossie suggests that his actress friend, Gertie Gardner, pretend to be Connie and get Jack's letters from Mabel which they will then burn. The plan seems to work perfectly, but Connie and Penny return to the hotel earlier than they had planned and misunderstand what they overhear. Things grow even more ... +


When Mabel Robinson's costume party is broken up by the police, Jack Hackett's father insists that he end his engagement to her and leave town in the company of his cousin, Ossie Simpson. Mr. Hackett hopes Ossie's presence will be a steadying influence on Jack and orders Ossie to avoid women. Ignoring this edict, Ossie and Jack flirt with every woman they see on their way to California. In the Cactus Cafe, somewhere in the desert, Ossie manages to insult Pancho, a South American customer, who leaves the cafe in a huff. Later, they run into the back of Pancho's car, and when they get out of the car to assess the damage, Pancho drives away with their car hooked to the back of his. Walking along the road, Jack and Ossie stop to help Constance Palmer, whose car has broken down. She and her friend, Penelope Packer, offer the men a lift to the Huntington Hotel in Pasadena where everyone is staying. Ossie and Penny and Jack and Connie spend several delightful days together, despite the disapproval of Connie's aunt Polly. Jack asks Connie to marry him and she agrees, provided he will swear that the stories of his flirtations aren't true. Unfortunately for Jack, Mabel has followed him to California and threatens to show Connie his love letters. Ossie suggests that his actress friend, Gertie Gardner, pretend to be Connie and get Jack's letters from Mabel which they will then burn. The plan seems to work perfectly, but Connie and Penny return to the hotel earlier than they had planned and misunderstand what they overhear. Things grow even more complicated when Gertie's boyfriend Pancho arrives. Finally everything is straightened out and Jack will marry Connie as planned. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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