When's Your Birthday?

When's Your Birthday? is a 1937 American romantic comedy film directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Joe E. Brown. While original prints of this film had a cartoon sequence in Technicolor directed by Bob Clampett and Leon Schlesinger, most surviving prints (including the Internet Archive) have the sequence in black-and-white.

When's Your Birthday?
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lobby card
Directed byHarry Beaumont
Produced byRobert Harris
David L. Loew
Written byHarvey Gates
Malcolm Stuart Boylan
Samuel M. Pyke
Screenplay byHarry Clork
H.W. Hanemann
Richard Macaulay
Based onthe play
by John Frederick Ballard
StarringJoe E. Brown
Marian Marsh
Music bySam Wineland
John Leipold
Marlin Skiles
CinematographyGeorge Robinson
Edited byJack Ogilvie
David L. Loew Productions
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • February 19, 1937 (1937-02-19)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States


Dustin Willoughby (Joe E. Brown) is a prizefighter and believer in astrology who only wins when the stars are in alignment.



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