Yarn is a parody of the Chicago gangster era, circa 1928. Without stopping for plausibility, it races through a series of screwball situations.

Yarn is a parody of the Chicago gangster era, circa 1928. Without stopping for plausibility, it races through a series of screwball situations.

Pic revolves around Paul Douglas, in a tailor-made role of a not-too-bright but big-hearted gangster. He falls for a country gal (Jean Peters) and, in order to give her a governess job inside his house, he pretends to be a widower with a couple of kids. Douglas’ auditioning of a juve hoodlum (Peter Price) to play his son is one of the pic’s high spots.

Douglas’ fine performance is matched by Peters, who registers impressively as a prim governess and a sultry nitery singer, scoring with Rodgers and Hart oldie, ‘You Took Advantage of Me’. Comedy impact is supplied expertly by Keenan Wynn and Joan Davis.

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Production

20th Century-Fox. Director Alexander Hall; Producer Fred Kohlmar; Screenplay Karl Tunberg, Darrell Ware, John Lee Mahin; Camera Lloyd Ahern; Editor Nick De Maggio; Music Cyril J. Mockridge

Crew

(B&W) Extract of a review from 1950. Running time: 85 MIN.

With

Paul Douglas Jean Peters Cesar Romero Keenan Wynn Joan Davis Jay C. Flippen
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