Five of a Kind

Five of a Kind

Director: Herbert I. Leeds Cast: Charles D. Brown, Marion Byron, Spencer Charters

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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The financial exploitation of Canada's Dionne Quintuplets rolled ever forward with 20th Century-Fox's Five of a Kind, the third Dionne feature-length vehicle. Under the watchful eye of kindly obstetrican Dr. Dafoe (Jean Hersholt), the lovable quints, now 4 1/2 years old, play with their pets and toys, and even sing and dance. Meanwhile, reporter Christine Nelson (Claire Trevor) and radio commentator Duke Lester (Cesar Romero) battle over the exclusive rights to the Dionne girls' life story. The story ends with an experimental television broadcast, a rarity for a 1938 film. Knowing what we know now about the Dionne Quintuplets' far from happy home lives and difficult transitions to adulthood, it is hard to watch Five of a Kind objectively today.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/22/2014
UPC: 0024543952534
Original Release: 1938
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 76,694

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles D. Brown Editor Crane
Marion Byron Nurse Corday
Spencer Charters Rev. Matthew Brand
Inez Courtney Libby Long
Jane Darwell Mrs. Waldron
Dionne Quintuplets Themselves
Hamilton MacFadden Andrew Gordon
Pauline Moore Eleanor Kingsley
John Qualen Asa Wyatt
Cesar Romero Duke Lester
Andrew Tombes Dr. Bruno
David Torrence Sir Basil Crawford
Henry Wilcoxon Dr. Scott Williams
Jean Hersholt Dr. Dafoe
Claire Trevor Christine Nelson
John Russell Actor
George "Slim" Summerville Actor

Technical Credits
Herbert I. Leeds Director
Fred Allen Editor
Lou Breslow Screenwriter
Daniel Clark Cinematographer
Chester Gore Art Director
Bernard Herzbrun Art Director
Samuel Kaylin Score Composer
John Patrick Screenwriter
Sol Wurtzel Producer

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