Clarence (1937)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Previously filmed in 1921 with Wallace Reid, Booth Tarkington's stage comedy Clarence proved a worthwhile screen vehicle for Roscoe Karns. The title character is a resourceful young man who knows a whole little about a whole lot of things, and who concentrates by playing his saxophone. Clarence ingratiates himself with the wealthy and eccentric Wheeler family, though daughter Cora can't stand the boy. Ultimately, of course, she realizes that the feckless but likeable Clarence would be a far better catch than her fortune-hunting fiance Tobins (Theodore Von Eltz). As the flustered patriarch of the zany Wheeler clan, Eugene Pallette offers a virtual reprise of his role in My Man Godfrey.



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