Mama Steps Out (1937)

Genres - Comedy  |   Release Date - Feb 5, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 63 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Even the mighty MGM had to keep the home fires burning with B pictures. The studio's Mama Steps Out is a harmless confection built around the considerable talents of Alice Brady. She plays her standard empty-headed flibbertygibbet, this time vacationing on the Riviera after inheriting a fortune. Alice, her husband Guy Kibbee and her daughter Betty Furness soon tire of their shallow new society chums, and head back home a little sadder and wiser. For what was basically a lower-berth comedy, Mama Steps Out has impeccable credentials: it was adapted by Anita Loos from a play by John Kirkpatrick, and produced by Ms. Loos' husband John Emerson.

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disillusionment, fortune [wealth], inheritance, materialism, on-the-road, vacation