Hook, Line and Sinker (1930 film)
|Hook, Line and Sinker|
Poster for the film
|Directed by||Edward F. Cline|
|Produced by||William LeBaron
|Written by||Ralph Spence
William B. Davidson
George F. Marion
|Music by||Max Steiner|
|Edited by||Archie Marshek|
|RKO Radio Pictures|
|Distributed by||RKO Radio Pictures|
|Running time||75 minutes|
Two fast-talking insurance salesmen — Wilbur Boswell (Bert Wheeler) and J. Addington Ganzy (Robert Woolsey) — help penniless socialite Mary Marsh (Dorothy Lee) to turn a dilapidated hotel, which was willed to her, into a thriving success. They soon run into trouble, however, in the form of two sets of gangsters who want to break into the hotel safe; also, Mary's mother (Jobyna Howland) wants her to marry wealthy lawyer John Blackwell (Ralf Harolde) even though Mary loves Wilbur. Adding to the complications is the fact that Blackwell is actually in league with the gangsters. The finale involves nighttime runarounds and a shoot-out in the hotel.
- Bert Wheeler - Wilbur Boswell
- Robert Woolsey - Addington Ganzy
- Dorothy Lee - Mary Marsh
- Ralf Harolde - John Blackwell (Buffalo Blackie)
- Jobyna Howland - Rebecca Marsh
- Natalie Moorhead - Duchess Bessie Von Essie
- Hugh Herbert - Hotel House Detective
- George F. Marion - Ritz De La Rivera Bellboy
- Stanley Fields - McKay
- William B. Davidson - Frank Dukette (Duke of Winchester)
- Frank Mills - Gangster (uncredited)
The film made a profit of $225,000.
- "Hook, Line and Sinker: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
- Richard Jewel, 'RKO Film Grosses: 1931-1951', Historical Journal of Film Radio and Television, Vol 14 No 1, 1994 p55
- Pierce, David (June 2007). "Forgotten Faces: Why Some of Our Cinema Heritage Is Part of the Public Domain". Film History: An International Journal 19 (2): 125–43. doi:10.2979/FIL.2007.19.2.125. ISSN 0892-2160. JSTOR 25165419. OCLC 15122313. See note #60, pg. 143.
- Hook, Line and Sinker at the Internet Movie Database
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