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The Housekeeper's Daughter

1939 1h 21m Comedy List
Reviews 62% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Hilda (Joan Bennett), tired of being a gun moll, decides to go live with her mother, Olga (Peggy Wood). Olga is a housekeeper for the Randall family, but all the Randalls, except for Robert (John Hubbard), are away on vacation when Hilda arrives. Meanwhile, Robert learns that Hilda's former lover, Floyd (Marc Lawrence), was involved in the death of a young model (Lilian Bond), and he teams up with two reporters (Adolphe Menjou, William Gargan) to investigate the crime. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews The timing is perfectly executed for its slapstick. Rated: A- Sep 20, 2013 Full Review Read all reviews

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Russ As a screwball comedy it falls a bit flat, but MIss Bennett could be Heddy Lemarr's doppelganger! She's lovely and flirtatious in this and her scenes make this a passable 68 minutes. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 12/20/23 Full Review j F Imaginative and funny romantic comedy! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 10/25/23 Full Review Tom M Bennett plays the reforming gun moll perfectly. Good cast and well written comedy with just a pinch of noire added in. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 12/24/20 Full Review Audience Member good com-dram directed by humour master hal roach (our gang) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Lighthearted mix of crime and comedy moves at a good pace, no surprise with Roach directing, and helped by an able cast. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Hilda (Joan Bennett), tired of being a gun moll, decides to go live with her mother, Olga (Peggy Wood). Olga is a housekeeper for the Randall family, but all the Randalls, except for Robert (John Hubbard), are away on vacation when Hilda arrives. Meanwhile, Robert learns that Hilda's former lover, Floyd (Marc Lawrence), was involved in the death of a young model (Lilian Bond), and he teams up with two reporters (Adolphe Menjou, William Gargan) to investigate the crime.
Director
Hal Roach
Production Co
Hal Roach Studios Inc.
Genre
Comedy
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 21m