Here Comes Cookie (1935)

65 mins | Comedy | 30 August 1935

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HISTORY

Early scripts in the Paramount story files at the AMPAS Library are titled Soup to Nuts. The Big Boy Williams in the cast is not to be confused with the western star Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. The "Flugsnort" characters were called "Dingledorp" in MPH and the pressbook. "Jester and Mole," a bicycle act, consisted of Joe and Jesta Mole; the "Six Olympics," acrobatic tumblers, are Billy and Ray Rivas, Ben Chavez, Armando Valdez, Harold Dexter and Al Kennan; "Moro and Yaconelli" are Nick Moro and Frank Yaconelli; "Johnson and Dove" are Duke Johnson and Ray Dove. ...

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Early scripts in the Paramount story files at the AMPAS Library are titled Soup to Nuts. The Big Boy Williams in the cast is not to be confused with the western star Guinn "Big Boy" Williams. The "Flugsnort" characters were called "Dingledorp" in MPH and the pressbook. "Jester and Mole," a bicycle act, consisted of Joe and Jesta Mole; the "Six Olympics," acrobatic tumblers, are Billy and Ray Rivas, Ben Chavez, Armando Valdez, Harold Dexter and Al Kennan; "Moro and Yaconelli" are Nick Moro and Frank Yaconelli; "Johnson and Dove" are Duke Johnson and Ray Dove.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
15 Jun 1935
p. 2
Film Daily
2 Jul 1935
p. 12
Film Daily
10 Sep 1935
p. 4
Hollywood Reporter
14 Aug 1935
p. 7
Motion Picture Daily
15 Aug 1935
p. 7
Motion Picture Herald
27 Jul 1935
p. 57
Motion Picture Herald
24 Aug 1935
p. 58
Variety
16 Oct 1935
p. 72
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Norman McLeod
Dir
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
Story
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
SOURCES
SONGS
"The Vamp of the Pampas," music and lyrics by Richard Whiting and Leo Robin.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Soup to Nuts
Release Date:
30 August 1935
Production Date:
began 15 Jun 1935
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Productions, Inc.
29 August 1935
LP5737
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
1051
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Millionaire Harrison Allen is determined that his daughter Phyllis does not marry her fortune-hunting beau, Ramon del Ramos. Harrison and his secretary, George Burns, draw up a document in which Harrison temporarily signs over his fortune to his other daughter Gracie, who calls herself "Cookie," for a period of sixty days, in order to prove Ramon's avarice. While Harrison goes back to his hometown for a vacation, witless Gracie takes her father's farce to heart and proceeds to destroy his fortune and his home. She cuts George's salary, refuses to send her father any money, and destroys everyone's clothes so they will look like tramps. While the butler, Botts, George and Phyllis slowly starve, they also lose their sleep because Gracie turns the mansion into a no-cost boardinghouse for hundreds of out-of-work actors and their animals. When Ramon realizes that Gracie has all the money, he pursues her, and she naively decides to marry him. Spirits reach an all-time low when Botts finds it preferable to sleep on a park bench, rather than compete with an actor for a bed. At his wits end, Botts sells a trained seal to raise enough money to send Phyllis to Clarksville and retrieve her father. Meanwhile, Gracie is tearing down the inside of the mansion to construct a theater. She plans to stage a show that will do so poorly, that the family will be broke and Harrison will let her marry Ramon. Since Gracie has sent no money, Harrison and Phyllis are forced to hitchhike part of the way home. They arrive in a taxicab, owing the driver over one hundred dollars, on ...

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Millionaire Harrison Allen is determined that his daughter Phyllis does not marry her fortune-hunting beau, Ramon del Ramos. Harrison and his secretary, George Burns, draw up a document in which Harrison temporarily signs over his fortune to his other daughter Gracie, who calls herself "Cookie," for a period of sixty days, in order to prove Ramon's avarice. While Harrison goes back to his hometown for a vacation, witless Gracie takes her father's farce to heart and proceeds to destroy his fortune and his home. She cuts George's salary, refuses to send her father any money, and destroys everyone's clothes so they will look like tramps. While the butler, Botts, George and Phyllis slowly starve, they also lose their sleep because Gracie turns the mansion into a no-cost boardinghouse for hundreds of out-of-work actors and their animals. When Ramon realizes that Gracie has all the money, he pursues her, and she naively decides to marry him. Spirits reach an all-time low when Botts finds it preferable to sleep on a park bench, rather than compete with an actor for a bed. At his wits end, Botts sells a trained seal to raise enough money to send Phyllis to Clarksville and retrieve her father. Meanwhile, Gracie is tearing down the inside of the mansion to construct a theater. She plans to stage a show that will do so poorly, that the family will be broke and Harrison will let her marry Ramon. Since Gracie has sent no money, Harrison and Phyllis are forced to hitchhike part of the way home. They arrive in a taxicab, owing the driver over one hundred dollars, on the opening night of "Gracie Allen's Flop," but are refused admittance. They sneak into the mansion and stumble on stage during Gracie's unintentionally comic balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet . George brings telegrams from Hollywood with offers to hire Gracie as a producer, because her show is a big success. At Harrison's insistence, George agrees to marry Gracie, but only on condition that while she is on the West Coast, he is in the East.

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