Mama Steps Out

Mama Steps Out is a 1937 American comedy film directed by George B. Seitz and written by Anita Loos. The film stars Guy Kibbee, Alice Brady, Betty Furness, Dennis Morgan, Gene Lockhart and Edward Norris. The film was released on February 5, 1937, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

Mama Steps Out
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byGeorge B. Seitz
Screenplay byAnita Loos
Based onAda Beats the Drum
by John Alexander Kirkpatrick
Produced byJohn Emerson
StarringGuy Kibbee
Alice Brady
Betty Furness
Dennis Morgan
Gene Lockhart
Edward Norris
CinematographyJackson Rose
Edited byGeorge Boemler
Music byEdward Ward
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • February 5, 1937 (1937-02-05)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States


After inheriting a fortune, the Cuppy family of Fort Wayne, Indiana go to France to "broaden" their cultural outlook, although father Leonard (Guy Kibbee), a perfume manufacturer, and daughter Leila (Betty Furness) are not as enthusiastic as mother Ada (Alice Brady). On the way to France, Leila sees Chuck Thompson (Dennis Morgan), a singer on board their ship, whom she used to know, but he refuses to return her enthusiastic attempts to start a romance. Hoping to change his mind, Leila convinces her parents to take a Villa in Antibes, where Chuck is appearing with Ferdie Fisher's band. Meanwhile, Ada is bored with staying at the villa and only meeting Americans. When a local priest (Frank Puglia) comes asking for money to save his church, Ada asks him to introduce her to some "cultural" Europeans.



  1. ^ "Mama Steps Out (1937) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Mama Steps Out". TV Guide. Retrieved 24 November 2014.

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