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The Higgins Family

The Higgins Family(1938)

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Although William Bakewell's character is called Eddie Evans in reviews, in the film he is called Eddie Davis. Most sources, including copyright records, list Sol C. Siegel as sole Associate Producer, however, Hollywood Reporter lists only James Gleason, both on production charts and in its review of the film. Everything Happens to Us was the working title of this picture, which initiated Republic's Higgins Family series. Although Variety mentioned in its review that Republic decided to turn the picture into the first of a series only after its completion, a news item in Hollywood Reporter on July 11, 1938 noted that the first of the new Higgins Family series was starting production that day. James and Lucile Gleason were married and Russell Gleason was their son. The Gleasons starred in seven of the nine Higgins Family pictures, the last of which was Petticoat Politics in 1941. Various other cast members were changed throughout the series. For additional information on the series, consult the Series Index.