It's a Small World (1935)
Directed by Irving Cummings
Genres - Comedy, Romance | Sub-Genres - Screwball Comedy | Release Date - Apr 12, 1935 (USA - Unknown) | Run Time - 67 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
It's a Small World was the latest in a long line of It Happened One Night clones, this time starring Spencer Tracy and Wendy Barrie as rough approximations of Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert. It all begins when spoiled socialite Jane Dale (Barrie) and abrasive lawyer Bill Shevlin (Tracy) "meet cute" in a small-town auto accident. The couple is arrested by Julius B. Clummerhorn (Raymond Walburn), the local judge, justice of the peace, sheriff, notary public and everything else. Clummerhorn subjects Jane and Bill to a farcical trial, which is continually interrupted by a wide variety of oddball characters and silly emergencies. In the course of events, our hero and heroine fall in love? But that's not the end of the story by a long shot! Future singing star Dick Foran plays a motorcycle cop, while perennial Abraham Lincoln impersonator Frank McGlynn Sr. shares an amusing scene with his real-life son Frank McGlynn Jr.
car-crash, judge, lawyer, love, socialite, trial [courtroom]