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Breakdowns of 1938 (1938)

This was one of the annual "blooper" reels screened by the Warners Club, an organization of Warners actors, crew and executives. It was meant to poke fun at the flubs and bloopers that ... See full summary »


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Uncredited cast:
Eddie Acuff ... Dunk Glover (Love Is On the Air outtakes) (uncredited)
Katharine Alexander ... Mrs. Rogers (That Certain Woman outtakes) (uncredited)
Fay Bainter ... Hannah Parmalee (White Banners outtakes) (uncredited)
Robert Barrat ... Harrington (Love Is On the Air outtakes) (uncredited)
Ralph Bellamy ... Philip Chester (Fools for Scandal outtakes) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Porky Pig (voice) (uncredited)
Humphrey Bogart ... Turkey Morgan / Ed Hatch (Swing Your Lady / Kid Galahad outtakes) (uncredited)
George Brent ... Buck Cantrell (Jezebel outtakes) (uncredited)
Sheila Bromley ... Gladys Wagner (Missing Witnesses outtakes) (uncredited)
Claudette Colbert ... Tatiana (Tovarich outtakes) (uncredited)
Walter Connolly ... Carter Hibbard (First Lady outtakes) (uncredited)
Richard Cromwell ... Ted Dillard (Jezebel outtakes) (uncredited)
Bette Davis ... Mary Donnell / Julie Marsden (That Certain Woman / Jezebel outtakes) (uncredited)
Glenda Farrell ... Torchy Blaine (Fly Away Baby outtakes) (uncredited)
Louise Fazenda ... Mrs. Greevey (First Lady outtakes) (uncredited)


This was one of the annual "blooper" reels screened by the Warners Club, an organization of Warners actors, crew and executives. It was meant to poke fun at the flubs and bloopers that occurred ont the set of some of the major Warner Bros. pictures of 1938. Written by Pat Payne

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7 February 1938 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Claudette Colbert was not under contract to Warners at the time, but appears in Breakdowns of 1938 (1938) by virtue of her having been loaned to Warner Bros. to shoot Tovarich (1937). See more »


Ronald Reagan: [referring to faulty prop gun] Well, that goddamn thing locked up again.
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All it's cracked up to be
18 March 2011 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

This is on the 2-Disc DVD of Adventures of Robin Hood from 1938. 13 minutes of gag reel, with the occasionally added goofy sound effect to highlight something(certainly the "helmet trying out montage" isn't that interesting by itself... not that it helps much). What is the appeal of seeing people flub their lines and in general mess up takes? While some may say it's schadenfreude, I disagree. It's a reminder that we are all imperfect humans, we make mistakes, and it's OK... it's fine to laugh at that. Even the big stars could find themselves the victim of a tongue-twisting lines. Add to that the sheer energy and vitality that we see when they break character to chuckle heartily at their mistake, or apologize(man, some women were beaten down back them... then again, some of them have plenty of pep to them), and we can't help but smile. Some of the mixups are also genuinely funny. I didn't know any other films in this other than the one it was one of the special features on. They are all in black and white. There is a little moderate swearing in this. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys the reminder that we are all allowed to screw up, every once in a while. 7/10

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