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FULL SYNOPSIS

The financial exploitation of Canada's Dionne Quintuplets rolled ever forward with 20th Century-Fox's Five of a Kind, the third Dionne feature-length vehicle. Under the watchful eye of kindly obstetrican Dr. Dafoe (Jean Hersholt), the lovable quints, now 4 1/2 years old, play with their pets and toys, and even sing and dance. Meanwhile, reporter Christine Nelson (Claire Trevor) and radio commentator Duke Lester (Cesar Romero) battle over the exclusive rights to the Dionne girls' life story. The story ends with an experimental television broadcast, a rarity for a 1938 film. Knowing what we know now about the Dionne Quintuplets' far from happy home lives and difficult transitions to adulthood, it is hard to watch Five of a Kind objectively today. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Charles D. Brown
as Editor Crane
Spencer Charters
as Rev. Matthew Brand
Inez Courtney
as Libby Long
Jane Darwell
as Mrs. Waldron
Hamilton MacFadden
as Andrew Gordon
Pauline Moore
as Eleanor Kingsley
John Qualen
as Asa Wyatt
Cesar Romero
as Duke Lester
Andrew Tombes
as Dr. Bruno
David Torrence
as Sir Basil Crawford
Henry Wilcoxon
as Dr. Scott Williams
Jean Hersholt
as Dr. Dafoe
Claire Trevor
as Christine Nelson
John Russell
George "Slim" Summerville
John Qualen
as Asa Wyatt
Claire Trevor
as Christine Nelson
Jane Darwell
as Mrs. Waldron
Andrew Tombes
as Dr. Bruno
Inez Courtney
as Libby Long
Pauline Moore
as Eleanor Kingsley
Hamilton MacFadden
as Andrew Gordon
Henry Wilcoxon
as Dr. Scott Williams
Jean Hersholt
as Dr. Dafoe
David Torrence
as Sir Basil Crawford
Spencer Charters
as Rev. Matthew Brand
Cesar Romero
as Duke Lester
Charles D. Brown
as Editor Crane

Crew

Herbert I. Leeds
Director
Sol Wurtzel
Producer
Lou Breslow
Screenwriter
Daniel Clark
Cinematographer
Samuel Kaylin
Composer (Music Score)
Fred Allen
Editor
Chester Gore
Art Director
Bernard Herzbrun
Art Director
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