Four's a Crowd
Warner Archive Collection (series)
A publicist falls for his most difficult client's daughter.
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: May 5, 2009
- Originally Released: 1938
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Olivia de Havilland, Rosalind Russell, Patric Knowles, Errol Flynn & Walter Connolly|
|Directed by||Michael Curtiz|
|Screenwriting by||Sig Herzig & Casey Robinson|
|Composition by||Heinz Roemheld & Ray Heindorf|
|Story by||Wallace Sullivan|
|Director of Photography:||Ernest Haller|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland infuse Hollywood classics with romance, daring and legendary screen chemistry. That chemistry reaches giddy heights in the screwball romp Four's a Crowd, the only comedy the stars made together. Flynn plays a PR dynamo who rigs a toy train race to win a grumpy millionaire (Walter Connolly) as a client - and tries to win the millionaire's granddaughter (de Havilland) too. As big-city newspaper types, Rosalind Russell and Patric Knowles join Flynn and de Havilland to make a madcap love quadrangle. All four end up in front of a justice of the peace, but who's with whom?
A standard-issue "screwball comedy" of the 1930s, FOUR'S A CROWD starred a quartet of Warner Bros' biggest stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia DeHavilland, Rosalind Russell and Patric Knowles. Flynn plays a publicity agent hired to stir up "good press" for a nasty millionaire (Walter Connolly). Errol accomplishes this by going back to his old job as editor of a newspaper owned by Knowles, then using the paper to elucidate Connolly's virtues. Along the way, he romances Olivia de Havilland, who plays Connolly's daughter, and Rosalind Russell, portraying--surprise, surprise--Knowles' star reporter. Much to the amazement of the audience, Flynn ends up not with his frequent costar DeHavilland but with Russell. Fast-moving and chucklesome, FOUR'S A CROWD was nothing new; chances are it would never have been made had it not been for the success of the vaguely similar MGM comedy LIBELLED LADY (36), which likewise had a quadruple-barreled starring lineup (Spencer Tracy, Jean Harlow, William Powell and Myrna Loy).
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