Turn Back the Clock (film)
|Turn Back the Clock|
|Directed by||Edgar Selwyn|
|Produced by||Harry Rapf|
|Written by||Edgar Selwyn
|Music by||Herbert Stothart|
|Editing by||Frank Sullivan|
|Release dates||August 25, 1933 (U.S.)|
|Running time||78' 25"|
Turn Back the Clock (1933) is an MGM comedy-drama film directed by Edgar Selwyn, written by Edgar Selwyn and Ben Hecht, and starring Lee Tracy (while under contract to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). The film also stars Mae Clarke. The Three Stooges featuring Curly Howard appear in an uncredited straight role as wedding singers. There is a small gag wherein Lee Tracy asks the Stooges to sing Joe's Wife, a song the Stooges have not heard of; Moe Howard then asks "Who's Joe's wife?"
Although they are not credited as the Three Stooges (indeed, they receive no screen credit at all), this marks the first time the trio appeared as a group on film without their former leader, Ted Healy. They would launch their long-running film-shorts career a few months later.
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Joe Gimlet (Lee Tracy) is a middle-aged, middle-class man dissatisfied with his life. After being hit by a car and then going under full anethesia in a hospital operating room, Joe presumably "wakes up" to discover that he's been transported twenty years into the past to the time of the horse and buggy. After "reliving" his life and going through many trials and tribulations, he awakens in his hospital bed relieved, telling his wife that he wouldn't change a thing about their actual life together.
This film features a fictitious version of Henry Ford named Henry Cord asking Lee Tracy to accompany him in his $300 motor car.
- Lee Tracy as Joe Gimlet
- Mae Clarke as Mary Gimlet / Mary Wright
- Otto Kruger as Ted Wright
- George Barbier as Pete Evans
- Peggy Shannon as Elvina Evans Wright / Elvina Evans Gimlet
- C. Henry Gordon as Dave Holmes
- Clara Blandick as Mrs. Gimlet, Joe's Mother
- Three Stooges as Wedding Singers (uncredited)
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- Turn Back the Clock (film) at the TCM Movie Database
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