Doubting Thomas (1935)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Showbiz Comedy  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Doubting Thomas is the 1935 film version of George Kelly's satirical comedy The Torch Bearers, tailored for the talents of Will Rogers. Billie Burke, Will's wife, becomes so involved in a local amateur theatre group that she has no time for her husband. In retaliation, Will pretends to "go Hollywood," proving that he is stage-struck by doing an extended imitation of Bing Crosby. The film's highlight is the "opening night" scene, a cornucopia of missed cues, inappropriate costumes and collapsing scenery. An earlier, silent version of The Torch Bearers has unfortunately been lost to the ages.

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husband-and-wife, stage-struck, actor, marriage, stage, doubt