Hi, Nellie!

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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.

By: TJ

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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