Snowed Under (1936)

60, 63 or 68 mins | Comedy | 4 April 1936

Director:

Ray Enright

Producer:

Harry Joe Brown

Cinematographer:

Arthur L. Todd

Editor:

Harold McLernon

Production Designer:

Robert Haas

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
6 Nov 35
p. 1.
Daily Variety
12 Feb 36
p. 3.
Film Daily
13 Mar 36
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
9 Mar 36
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
10 Mar 36
p. 6.
Motion Picture Herald
11 Jan 36
p. 27.
Motion Picture Herald
21 Mar 36
p. 40.
New York Times
30 Mar 36
p. 17.
Variety
1 Apr 36
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A First National Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
WRITERS
Contr to trmt
Contr to scr const
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the story "Snowed Under" by Lawrence Saunders in Liberty (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 April 1936
Production Date:
began 20 November 1935
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
25 March 1936
Copyright Number:
LP6235
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60, 63 or 68
Country:
United States
PCA No:
1811
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Playwright Alan Tanner is unable to finish the third act of his new play, so his agent, Arthur Leyton, begs Alan's ex-wife, Alice Merritt, to help Alan with the play. Because she is still in love with him, she agrees. When Alice knocks at the door of Alan's country home, he is delighted to see her. She pretends that she has come to borrow money, but soon she is reading Alan's play. While she is reading, Orlando Rowe, the sheriff, arrives to serve Alan with a warrent for the back alimony he owes to his second wife, Daisy Lowell. Alice invites Orlando and Daisy's lawyer, McBride, inside and offers them a glass of applejack. She says that if Alan doesn't finish the play, there will be no money to pay Daisy and suggests that they wait until the next day to arrest him. When Alice goes upstairs to prepare a room for them, she is startled to find Pat Quinn curled up in one of the beds. Pat, who is a good deal younger than Alan, tells Alice that she is his financee. Then, to everyone's surprise, Daisy, who has been waiting in the car, walks into the house. Later everyone goes to bed except Alice and Alan,who are working on the play, but as the night progresses, the three women end up arguing about Alan. To get away from the noise, Alan runs away to the maid's nearby house, where he completes his play. The next morning, Alan realizes that he still loves Alice and while he is kissing her, Pat walks in on them. Furious, she ends ... +


Playwright Alan Tanner is unable to finish the third act of his new play, so his agent, Arthur Leyton, begs Alan's ex-wife, Alice Merritt, to help Alan with the play. Because she is still in love with him, she agrees. When Alice knocks at the door of Alan's country home, he is delighted to see her. She pretends that she has come to borrow money, but soon she is reading Alan's play. While she is reading, Orlando Rowe, the sheriff, arrives to serve Alan with a warrent for the back alimony he owes to his second wife, Daisy Lowell. Alice invites Orlando and Daisy's lawyer, McBride, inside and offers them a glass of applejack. She says that if Alan doesn't finish the play, there will be no money to pay Daisy and suggests that they wait until the next day to arrest him. When Alice goes upstairs to prepare a room for them, she is startled to find Pat Quinn curled up in one of the beds. Pat, who is a good deal younger than Alan, tells Alice that she is his financee. Then, to everyone's surprise, Daisy, who has been waiting in the car, walks into the house. Later everyone goes to bed except Alice and Alan,who are working on the play, but as the night progresses, the three women end up arguing about Alan. To get away from the noise, Alan runs away to the maid's nearby house, where he completes his play. The next morning, Alan realizes that he still loves Alice and while he is kissing her, Pat walks in on them. Furious, she ends her engagement and McBride, who has fallen in love with her, takes advantage of the moment to make his own play for her. Arthur arrives by dog sled, loves the new act, and Daisy offers to drop her complaint against Alan in return for a part. Alan proposes to Alice, Pat and McBride get together, and Daisy settles for Orlando. +

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