Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)

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After 20 years of writing for The Balance, Asaph has become a conservative shadow of his former self. When his ex-college chum visits Asaph, he cannot believe the change. So Ace decides to ... See full summary »



  • Ann Dvorak and Charles Ruggles in Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)
  • Dorothy Burgess and Dorothy Tree in Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)
  • Ann Dvorak and Charles Ruggles in Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)
  • Dorothy Burgess, Ann Dvorak, and Charles Ruggles in Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)
  • Dorothy Burgess, Berton Churchill, and Dorothy Tree in Friends of Mr. Sweeney (1934)

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Edward Ludwig


Warren Duff (screenplay), Sidney Sutherland (screenplay), Elmer Davis (novel), F. Hugh Herbert (additional dialogue), Erwin S. Gelsey (additional dialogue)

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14 August 2011 | wes-connors
| Loosen Up with Charlie Ruggles
Mild-mannered Charlie Ruggles (Asaph "Ace" Holliday), editorial writer for a New York weekly, loosens up a little after getting drunk with sexy secretary Ann Dvorak (as Beulah Boyd). Rotund school chum Eugene Palette (Wynn Rixey) arrives for a visit, then he and Mr. Ruggles revisit wild youth as "Friends of Mr. Sweeney". The carousing brings Ruggles head-to-head with a corrupt politician he's been ordered to write up in a flattering article, by stuffy editor Berton Churchill (as Franklyn P. Brumbaugh). Robert Barrat (as Alexis "Alex" Romanoff) is a funny Russian friend. The cast appears to be having a great time, and it's contagious. Watch for Ms. Dvorak to changes dresses in an early scene, and model her lingerie.

****** Friends of Mr. Sweeney (7/27/34) Edward Ludwig ~ Charlie Ruggles, Ann Dvorak, Eugene Palette, Robert Barrat

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Fair and Warmer
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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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