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When's Your Birthday? (1937)

Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.


Harry Beaumont


Harry Clork (screenplay), John Frederick Ballard (from a play by) (as Fred Ballard) | 3 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Joe E. Brown ... Dustin Willoughby
Marian Marsh ... Jerry Grant
Fred Keating ... Larry Burke
Edgar Kennedy ... Mr. Basscombe
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Basscombe
Suzanne Kaaren ... Diane Basscombe
Margaret Hamilton ... Mossy
Minor Watson ... Regan
Frank Jenks ... Lefty
Don Rowan Don Rowan ... Steve
Granville Bates ... Judge O'Day
Charles Judels ... Headwaiter
Corky Corky ... Zodiac


Sad sack Dustin Willoughby is a true believer in the power of astrology. His adherence to the forecasts of his horoscope has alienated his fiancée and cost him his job at the bank. While working as a lowly bus boy in a nightclub, he catches the attention of some high-stakes gamblers with his ability to forecast race results and establishes himself as an astrologer to high society clients.The high rollers mistakenly confuse his horoscope with that of professional boxer "The Salvador Slayer", and bet the ranch on the unknown Central-American pugilist. After they realize their error, they force Dustin into the ring to try and help save the day. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Your Past Your Present Your Future all rolled into one big howl! See more »


Comedy | Romance


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English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 February 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Con l'aiuto della luna See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Sound System)


Color (cartoon sequence)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although there is an onscreen copyright statement, the movie is not listed in the copyright registry. See more »


Larry Burke: Every time I try to make a date, one of your planets gets a stomach ache. I'm sick of it.
Dustin Willoughby: So are the planets.
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References Mary of Scotland (1936) See more »


The William Tell Overture
(1829) (uncredited)
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played in the opening cartoon sequence
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Why did Brown leave Warners?
18 July 2003 | by lzf0See all my reviews

Joe E. Brown made a horrible business decision by leaving Warners and signing to do a series of independent comedies for David Loew. This was the first and it is cheap looking and unfunny. There is an astrology theme to it, but the production values are bad and Brown's performance is whiny and annoying. The supporting cast does nothing to help. Avoid at all costs.

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