Skip to main content

A Successful Failure

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
Ellery Cushing (William Collier Sr.) has worked for a newspaper for years and aspires to write a weekly humor series despite a lack of support from money-grubbing Mrs. Cushing (Lucile Gleason) and their oddball children. When a demotion inspires Ellery to quit, his buddy and former co-worker, Phil (Russell Hopton), talks the jobless family man into starting a secret radio career as the funny "Uncle Dudley," which becomes a surprise hit that even captures the ears of his unknowing family.

Cast: William Collier Sr. , Lucile Gleason , Russell Hopton ,

Director: Arthur Lubin

Genres: Comedy

A Successful Failure (1934)

Release Date: January 1st, 1934|1 hr. 2 min.

similar movies

  • Libeled Lady (1936)

  • It Can't Last Forever (1937)

  • Hi, Nellie (1934)

  • Anomalisa (2015)

  • Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings