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Jiggs and Maggie in Society Details


Monogram's Jiggs and Maggie in Society was the second entry in the series based on the George McManus comic strip "Bringing Up Father." Joe Yule Sr. (Mickey Rooney's father) and Rene Riano are once again ideally cast as Jiggs and Maggie, the world-famous nouveau riche shanty-Irish couple. Though down-to-earth Jiggs has little patience for his wealthy new surroundings, Maggie insists upon entering "The 400," and to do this she enlists the aid of dance instructor Arthur Murray and How to Win Friends and Influence People guru Dale Carnegie (both playing themselves!) Try though she might, Maggie cannot win acceptance in High Society, but Jiggs saves the day when he solves a jewel robbery in an upper-crust mansion. The level of wit in Jiggs and Maggie in Society can be gauged by such character names as Mrs. Vacuum and Mrs. Heavydoe. Still, a good time was apparently had by all during filming; it's especially enjoyable to watch "guest stars" Murray, Carnegie and columnist Sheila Graham enthusiastically participate in the lowbrow proceedings. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Jimmy Aubrey
as McGurk
Betty Blythe
as Mrs. Vacuum
Lee Bonnell
as Van De Graft
William Cabanne
as George
Herbert Evans
as Jenkins
Pat Goldin
as Dugan
Sheila Graham
as Herself
Richard Irving
as Al
Edith Leslie
as Mary
Wanda McKay
as Millicent
Constance Purdy
as Mrs. Blackwell
Renie Riano
as Maggie
Thayer Roberts
as Pete
Dick Ryan
as Grogan


Edward F. Cline
Edward F. Cline
Edward Kay
Musical Direction/Supervision
Ace Herman