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Fifty Roads to Town

Fifty Roads to Town(1937)

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The print viewed was missing end credits. The working title of this film was 50 Roads Back. Concerning the liberties taken in the film with the novel, Frank S. Nugent in his New York Times review remarked, "Dipped in the whimsy bath by the Twentieth Century-Fox chemists, Frederick Nebel's novel Fifty Roads to Town emerged...with its original melodramatic content washed out and an inlay of gibbering farce in its place." Variety commented that the film "belongs to the slightly mad school of nonsense so popular these days." According to a Hollywood Reporter news item, in October 1936, this film was up as a directing assignment for Otto Preminger. Although Donald Meek is mentioned in a Hollywood Reporter news item as a last minute cast addition, his inclusion in the final film is doubtful.