All American Chump
|All American Chump|
|Directed by||Edwin L. Marin|
|Screenplay by||Lawrence Kimble|
|Music by||William Axt|
|Cinematography||Charles G. Clarke|
|Edited by||Frank E. Hull|
|Distributed by||Loew's Inc.|
All American Chump is a 1936 American comedy film produced by MGM, directed by Edwin L. Marin and written by Lawrence Kimble. The film stars Stuart Erwin, Robert Armstrong, Betty Furness, Edmund Gwenn and Harvey Stephens.
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Meek clerk Elmer Lamb has a mind for figures, so much so that circus promoter Bill Hogan hires him as "the human adding machine," featuring Elmer's dazzling skill for numbers. Elmer wants to make enough money to open his own dairy farm.
When the circus goes broke, owner Jeff Crane and daughter Kitty travel east with Elmer and Bill to get a fresh start. On the train, Elmer ends up playing cards with bridge champion J. Montgomery Brantley and defeats him. Brantley attests to Elmer's skill, which leads to a nationally broadcast bridge challenge between the two for a prize of $15,000.
A gangster gets involved and offers Elmer money to lose the match. Elmer also gets knocked unconscious on the final day of the match and temporarily loses his mental faculties, but Kitty, who now loves him, restores his powers. She then uses the prize money to buy Elmer a farm.
- Stuart Erwin as Elmer Lamb
- Robert Armstrong as Bill Hogan
- Betty Furness as Kitty Crane
- Edmund Gwenn as Jeffrey Crane
- Harvey Stephens as Jim Crawford
- Edward Brophy as Pudgy Murphy
- E. E. Clive as J. Montgomery Brantley
- Dewey Robinson as Al
- Eddie Shubert as Butch
- Spencer Charters as Abiah Smith
- George Chandler as Bank Clerk
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