Honeymoon Lane

  • 1931
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy

Stage star Dowling--whose real-life wife and stage partner, Ray Dooley, is also in the film in a small, strange role apparently created for her--wrote this unfortunate film by taking all the music out of the musical stage play in which he had starred some years previously, and by jazzing up the script with the then-popular gangster theme. Dowling is the...read more

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Stage star Dowling--whose real-life wife and stage partner, Ray Dooley, is also in the film in a small, strange role apparently created for her--wrote this unfortunate film by taking all the music out of the musical stage play in which he had starred some years previously, and by jazzing up

the script with the then-popular gangster theme. Dowling is the simple-minded but helpful runt who assists Carr in the problems she has with her hotel-spa when it is simultaneously invaded by big-city gambler Whitlock (in a thinly veiled parody of contemporary mobster Arnold Rothstein) and by

Balkan king Kaliz, who wants to be considered just one of the boys. Complications ensue as Dowling attempts to rescue Beery, the father of his intended, Collyer, from the results of his proclivity for gambling. His Majesty Kaliz and the heavies are all reformed by the magic of Mother Murphy's

(Carr's) marvelous, health-giving cherry pies. Reviewers of the time attested that writer Dowling should have stuck to acting.

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