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Unexpected Father (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama | 14 June 1939 (USA)
Jimmy Hanley learns that his former dancing partner has been killed, leaving a baby boy Sandy, so he takes the baby to live with him and his roommate Boris Bebenko. Theatre manager Allen ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Charles Grayson (screenplay), Leonard Spigelgass (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Baby Sandy ... Sandy (as Sandy Lee)
Shirley Ross ... Dianna Donovan
Dennis O'Keefe ... Jimmy Hanley
Mischa Auer ... Boris Bebenko
Joy Hodges ... Peg - showgirl
Dorothy Arnold ... Sally - showgirl
Anne Gwynne ... Kitty - showgirl
Anne Nagel ... Beulah - showgirl
Donald Briggs ... Allen Rand - theatre manager
Richard Lane ... Leo Murphy - Booking Agent
Paul Guilfoyle ... Ed Stone - Sandy's Uncle
Mayo Methot ... Ethel Stone
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Callahan
Spencer Charters ... Magistrate
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Storyline

Jimmy Hanley learns that his former dancing partner has been killed, leaving a baby boy Sandy, so he takes the baby to live with him and his roommate Boris Bebenko. Theatre manager Allen Rand threatens to fire Jimmy for neglecting his work, but Jimmy's girlfriend Diana squares things by going to dinner with Rand over Jimmy's objections. Sandy catches measles and the quarantine causes Jimmy and Boris to miss a big audition. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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On your mark...get set...GOO! And did Baby Sandy go! In "East Side of Heaven" with Bing Crosby he won every critic in the country! He;s next to the heart of everyone! More arms ache to hold him, more people want to see him than any other star in the business. And it's your "Business" in "Unexpected Father!" See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sandy Takes a Bow See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Film debut of Anne Gwynne. See more »

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Sweet and Low
Sung by Shirley Ross
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