The Good Old Soak


The Good Old Soak

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director = J. Walter Ruben
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writer = Don Marquis (play)
A. E. Thomas
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starring = Wallace Beery
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released = 1937
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country = USA
language = English
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"The Good Old Soak" is a 1937 movie starring Wallace Beery. The supporting cast includes Una Merkel, Eric Linden, Betty Furness, and Ted Healy. The movie was written by A. E. Thomas from Don Marquis's play, and directed by J. Walter Ruben.

According to E.J. Fleming's book "The Fixers" about MGM's legendary "fixers" Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling, Wallace Beery, gangster Pasquale "Pat" DiCicco, and Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli allegedly beat comedian Ted Healy, organizer and original leader of the Three Stooges (originally known as "Ted Healy and His Stooges") to death in a brawl the year after the film's release. Beery was sent to Europe for four months by the studio, while a story accusing three college students of Healy's death was concocted to appease the public. A superb pencil drawing of Beery, drawn on a film set by Healy, survives.

Cast

*Wallace Beery as Clem Hawley
*Una Merkel as Nellie
*Eric Linden as Clemmie Hawley
*Judith Barrett as Ina Heath
*Betty Furness as Lucy Hawley
*Ted Healy as Al Simmons
*Janet Beecher as Matilda Hawley
*George Sidney as Kennedy
*Robert McWade as Webster Parsons

External links

*imdb title|id=0028946|title=The Good Old Soak


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