Hi, Nellie!

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  • Comedy
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Paul Muni, the Hollywood '30s favourite in heavyweight social-conscience roles, reteamed with his I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang director for a rare crack at a comedy in this Warners newspaper frolic, rather uncertainly pepped up with a gangster angle. Refusing to condemn an apparently embezzling banker, Brad (Muni) is demoted from managing editor of the Times-Star to the latest incumbent of the 'Nellie Nelson' agony column, a task he resents at first, before falling on a clue that might help clear his reputation. The title's a reference to the sardonic teasing he repeatedly receives from fellow journos. The studio had conveyed newspaper life with more veracity and punch three years earlier in Five Star Final.

Release details

Duration: 75 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Screenwriter: Abem Finkel, Sidney Sutherland
Cast: Paul Muni
Glenda Farrell
Ned Sparks
Robert Barrat
Kathryn Sergava
Hobart Cavanaugh
Douglass Drumbrille
Donald Meek
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