I'll Fix It (1934)

68-70 mins | Drama | 15 October 1934

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Nov 34
p. 4.
Motion Picture Daily
14 Nov 34
pp. 10-11.
Motion Picture Herald
17 Nov 34
p. 56.
New York Times
12 Nov 34
p. 17.
Variety
20 Nov 34
p. 15.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
Charles Levison
Clarence Hummel Wilson
Edward Le Saint
Allen Caven
O. G. Hendrian
Isabelle La Mal
John Webb Dillion
J. G. McMahon
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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Sd eng
STAND INS
Stunt double
Stand-in for Mona Barrie
Stand-in for Jack Holt
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 October 1934
Production Date:
3 August--27 August 1934
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 September 1934
Copyright Number:
LP4994
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
68-70
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
260
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bill Grimes rules the police and politics in his town with graft, and always looks for opportunities to make a quick profit. Bill's latest scheme is to sell to the city, at an inflated price, property that he and two school board members have purchased for very little money. When Bill's younger brother, Bobby, is told by his teacher, Anne Barry, that he must improve his algebra grade if he is to remain on the school baseball team, Bill tries to bribe the principal, and becomes frustrated when he does not succeed. Anne likes Bill, so she allows Bobby to take a special examination to remedy the situation, but when she catches him cheating, she gives him a failing grade. Bobby insists that he did not cheat on the exam and Bill stands by him. When Bill pulls strings to get Anne fired, a group of teachers protests her dismissal. Meanwhile, a local newspaper begins an exposé on Bill's crooked methods, which prompts an official investigation. Bill's troubles continue to mount when his secretary, Mary Burns, steals some important documents from his office and begins to blackmail him. Just as Bill is about to leave town, Bobby is injured in an automobile accident. When Bobby confesses that he cheated on the exam, Bill feels bad about his treatment of Anne, and he apologizes to her. As Anne still likes Bill, she forgives him and then prevents his imprisonment by destroying the incriminating papers that are in Mary's possession. After Anne makes an announcement that Bill's intentions all along were to donate the land to the city for a playground site, Bill ... +


Bill Grimes rules the police and politics in his town with graft, and always looks for opportunities to make a quick profit. Bill's latest scheme is to sell to the city, at an inflated price, property that he and two school board members have purchased for very little money. When Bill's younger brother, Bobby, is told by his teacher, Anne Barry, that he must improve his algebra grade if he is to remain on the school baseball team, Bill tries to bribe the principal, and becomes frustrated when he does not succeed. Anne likes Bill, so she allows Bobby to take a special examination to remedy the situation, but when she catches him cheating, she gives him a failing grade. Bobby insists that he did not cheat on the exam and Bill stands by him. When Bill pulls strings to get Anne fired, a group of teachers protests her dismissal. Meanwhile, a local newspaper begins an exposé on Bill's crooked methods, which prompts an official investigation. Bill's troubles continue to mount when his secretary, Mary Burns, steals some important documents from his office and begins to blackmail him. Just as Bill is about to leave town, Bobby is injured in an automobile accident. When Bobby confesses that he cheated on the exam, Bill feels bad about his treatment of Anne, and he apologizes to her. As Anne still likes Bill, she forgives him and then prevents his imprisonment by destroying the incriminating papers that are in Mary's possession. After Anne makes an announcement that Bill's intentions all along were to donate the land to the city for a playground site, Bill proposes to her. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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