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Bunker Bean

MOVIE #28

Bunker Bean (1936)

(featuring Lucille Ball as Rosie Kelly)


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Owen Davis Jr. plays Bunker Bean, a meek and mild office worker who loves the boss' daughter (Louise Latimer) from afar. Bunker impulsively visits a mystic, who gazes into a crystal ball and determines that Mr. Bean is the reincarnation of such past leaders of men as Napoleon and an Egyptian Pharaoh.

Armed with new confidence, Bunker charges back into his office, gives his boss (Robert McWade) a piece of his mind, and becomes a hotshot businessman. Several reverses later, Bunker Bean realizes that he doesn't need to rely on his imaginary "past lives" to make good and to win the girl.

Special Notes: This film was adapted from a novel by Harry Leon Wilson.

Movie #28
Film Date: 1936

Release Date: June 26, 1936
Film Type: comedy
Film Color: black/white
Studio: RKO
Film Length: 65 minutes

Director/Producer:
William Hamilton (Director)
Edward Kelly (Director)
William Sistrom (Producer)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Rosie Kelly)

Supporting Cast:
Owen Davis, Jr. (Bunker Bean)
Louise Latimer (Mary Kent)
Robert McWade (J.C. Kent)
Jessie Ralph (Grandmother)
Eddie Nugent (Mr. Glab)
Berton Churchill (Prof. Balthazer)
Hedda Hopper (Mrs. Kent)
Pierre Watkin (Mr. Barnes)
Russell Hicks (A.C. Jones)
Ferdinand Gottschalk (Mr. Meyerhauser)
Sibyl Harris (Countess)
Joan Davis (Telephone Operator)
Edward J. Le Saint (Bit Part)
Edgar Dearing (Cop)