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Director  Harry Beaumont
Country  United States
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Romance
Language  English Spanish
Whens Your Birthday movie poster
Writer  Harvey Gates, Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Samuel M. Pyke
Release date  February 19, 1937
Based on  the play  by John Frederick Ballard
Music director  John Leipold, Marlin Skiles, Sam Wineland
Screenplay  Richard Macaulay, Harry Clork, H.W. Hanemann
Cast  Joe 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 movies  Joe 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 movie scenes

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.

Whens Your Birthday movie scenes

Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.

Plot summary

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
  • Similar Movies

    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.


  • "Toreador Song" from Carmen by Georges Bizet
  • William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini
  • Happy Birthday to You by Mildred J. Hill and Patty Hill
  • Ruth Robin with Manny Harmon and His Orchestra – I Love You from Coast to Coast, music and lyrics by Albert Stillman, Alex Hyde and Basil Adlam
  • Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves) by Juventino Rosas
  • Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
  • When the Moon Comes over the Mountain, music and lyrics by Kate Smith, Howard Johnson and Harry M. Woods
  • References

    Whens Your Birthday? Wikipedia
    Whens Your Birthday? IMDb Whens Your Birthday?