You Said a Mouthful

You Said a Mouthful

Joe E. Brown
Director: Lloyd Bacon Cast: Joe E. Brown
Joe E. Brown
, Ginger Rogers
Ginger Rogers
, Preston S. Foster
Preston S. Foster
Lloyd Bacon


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The butt of many a practical joke at the office where he works as a clerk, Joe Holt (Joe E. Brown) is nonetheless determined to prove himself a brilliant inventor. His latest creation is an unsinkable swim suit, which works quite well in theory. In practice, however, it is another matter; Joe can't test out the suit because he can't swim. As the result of a series of dizzying circumstances, Joe is mistaken for a swimming champ (Guinn "Big Boy" Williams) also named Joe Holt, and as such he makes the acquaintance of wealthy debutante Alice Brandon (Ginger Rogers). Through the auspices of Alice's father, "our" Joe is entered in the annual swimming marathon from Catalina Island to the California coastline. After taking a few "dry" swimming lessons from a youngster named Sam (Allan "Farina" Hoskins), the nervous Joe dives into the Catalina surf and starts the 22-mile swim. His unsinkable suit is a success, but there's many a slapstick obstacle placed in Joe's path before he can resurface at the finish line, thanks largely to the machinations of rival swimmer Edward Dover (Preston S. Foster).

Product Details

Release Date: 08/05/2014
UPC: 0883316744925
Original Release: 1932
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:10:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joe E. Brown Joe Holt, a shipping clerk
Ginger Rogers Alice Brandon
Preston S. Foster Edward Dover
Sheila Terry Cora
Farina Sam
Guinn "Big Boy" Williams Joe Holt, a swimming champion
Harry Gribbon Harry Daniels
Oscar Apfel Armstrong
Don Brodie Judge's Assistant
Wilfred Lucas Official
William Burress Colby
Arthur Byron Elliott
Selmar Jackson Jones
Mia Marvin Armstrong's Secretary
Edwin Maxwell Dr. Vorse
Bert Moorhouse Office Manager
Nat Pendleton Actor
Harry Seymour Announcer
Walter Walker Tom Brandon
James C. Eagles Messenger
Frank S. Hagney Holt's Manager

Technical Credits
Lloyd Bacon Director
Raymond Griffith Producer
Harold Kruger Consultant/advisor
Robert Lord Screenwriter
Owen Marks Editor
Jack Okey Art Director
Perc Westmore Makeup

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