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The Good Old Soak
Directed by J. Walter Ruben
Written by Don Marquis (play)
A. E. Thomas
Starring Wallace Beery
Release date(s) 1937
Country  United States
Language English

The Good Old Soak is a 1937 movie starring Wallace Beery. The supporting cast includes Una Merkel, Eric Linden, Betty Furness, and Ted Healy. The movie was written by A. E. Thomas from Don Marquis's play, and directed by J. Walter Ruben.

According to E.J. Fleming's book The Fixers about MGM's legendary "fixers" Eddie Mannix and Howard Strickling, Wallace Beery, gangster Pasquale "Pat" DiCicco, and Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli allegedly beat comedian Ted Healy, organizer and original leader of the Three Stooges (originally known as "Ted Healy and His Stooges") to death in a brawl the year after the film's release. Beery was sent to Europe for four months by the studio, while a story accusing three college students of Healy's death was concocted to appease the public. A superb pencil drawing of Beery, drawn on a film set by Healy, survives.


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