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Five of a Kind
Five of a Kind
is a 1938 American comedy film directed by Herbert I. Leeds and written by Lou Breslow and John Patrick. The film stars Jean Hersholt, Claire Trevor, Cesar Romero, Slim Summerville, Henry Wilcoxon and Inez Courtney. The film was released on October 14, 1938, by 20th Century Fox.[1][2] The film follows the escalating rivalry between radio journalists Duke Lester (Romero) and Christine Nelson (Trevor) that culminates in a competition to cover the exploits the famous Canadian quintuplets, the Wyatts, played by the Dionne quintuplets.[3]

Contents

1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 References 5 External links

Plot[edit]

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Cast[edit]

Yvonne Dionne
Yvonne Dionne
as Yvette Cecile Dionne as Cecile Marie Dionne as Marie Annette Dionne as Annette Emilie Dionne as Emelie Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt
as Dr. John Luke Claire Trevor
Claire Trevor
as Christine Nelson Cesar Romero
Cesar Romero
as Duke Lester Slim Summerville
Slim Summerville
as Jim Ogden Henry Wilcoxon
Henry Wilcoxon
as Dr. Scott Williams Inez Courtney
Inez Courtney
as Libby Long John Qualen
John Qualen
as Asa Wyatt Jane Darwell
Jane Darwell
as Mrs. Waldron Pauline Moore
Pauline Moore
as Elinor Kingsley Johnny Russell as Dickie Andrew Tombes as Dr. Bruno David Torrence as Sir Basil Crawford Marion Byron
Marion Byron
as Nurse Corday Hamilton MacFadden as Andrew Gordon Spencer Charters as Rev. Matthew Brand Charles D. Brown
Charles D. Brown
as Editor Crane

Production[edit] The Wyatt Quintuplets in the movie are shown to live an idealized version of the life of the Dionne Quints. Shortly after their birth, the girls were made wards of the state and raised in a theme park type hospital situation which was, ironically, across the street from the parents they were taken from. For the first nine years of their life, the children were treated like a zoo attraction.[4] While they were under state care, they made this movie and its predecessor, The Country Doctor; both featuring Jean Hersholt
Jean Hersholt
as their kindly caretaker, Dr John Luke.[5] References[edit]

^ " Five of a Kind
Five of a Kind
(1938) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-10-02.  ^ Nugent, Frank S. (1938-10-31). "Movie Review - Five of a Kind
Five of a Kind
- THE SCREEN; ' Five of a Kind,' All Dionnes, Is Shown at the Globe; Notes on 'Storm' and 'Irish and Proud of It' At the Rivoli At the Belmont At the Teatro Hispano". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-10-02.  ^ John Howard Reid (1 May 2005). Hollywood's Miracles of Entertainment. Lulu.com. pp. 59–. ISBN 978-1-4116-3522-7.  ^ Cruz, Gilbert (2009-01-28). "A Brief History of Multiple Births". TIME. Retrieved 2015-10-02.  ^ Barry Monush (2003). Screen World Presents the Encyclopedia of Hollywood Film Actors: From the silent era to 1965. Applause Theatre & Cinema Books. pp. 331–. ISBN 978-1-55783-551-2. 

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