WriterHarvey Gates, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Samuel M. Pyke Release dateFebruary 19, 1937 Based onthe play
by John Frederick Ballard Music directorJohn Leipold, Marlin Skiles, Sam Wineland ScreenplayRichard Macaulay, Harry Clork, H.W. Hanemann CastJoe E. Brown (Dustin Willoughby), Marian Marsh (Jerry Grant), Fred Keating (Larry Burke), Edgar Kennedy (Mr. Basscombe), Maude Eburne (Mrs. Basscombe), Suzanne Kaaren (Diane Basscombe) Similar moviesJoe E Brown appears in Whens Your Birthday? and Riding on Air
Afraid to marry his fiancee, Diane (Suzanne Kaaren), under a negative planetary influence, wacky astrology student, busboy and aspiring prizefighter Dustin Willoughby (Joe E. Brown) calls off the wedding and finds a new sweetheart, Jerry (Marian Marsh). Through a series of misadventures, Dustin gains success as a carnival psychic, but loses his girl. When Dustin is tapped to replace a boxer in a big match, he hopes the planets will help him win the fight and get Jerry back.
Whens Your Birthday? (1937) is an American film directed by Harry Beaumont. While original prints of this film had a cartoon sequence in Technicolor directed by Bob Clampett and Leon Schlesinger, most prints (including the Internet Archive) have the sequence in black-and-white.
Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.
Dustin Willoughby (Joe E. Brown) is a prizefighter and believer in astrology, who only wins when the stars are in alignment.
Joe E. Brown - Dustin Willoughby
Marian Marsh - Jerry Grant
Fred Keating - Larry Burke
Edgar Kennedy - Mr. Henry Basscombe
Maude Eburne - Mrs. Fanny Basscombe
Suzanne Kaaren - Diane Basscombe
Margaret Hamilton - Mossy - the Maid
Minor Watson - James J. Regan
Frank Jenks - Lefty - Regans Henchman
Don Rowan - Steve - Regans Henchman
Granville Bates - Judge ODay
Charles Judels - Acropolis, the Headwaiter
Corky - Zodiac, the Dog
Joe E Brown appears in Whens Your Birthday? and Riding on Air. Joe E Brown appears in Whens Your Birthday? and Fit for a King. Joe E Brown and others appear in Whens Your Birthday? and Flirting with Fate. The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933). Joe E Brown appears in Whens Your Birthday? and Alibi Ike.
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