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This film was not intended to stand by itself, but was designed as the cinematic aspect of Welles' Mercury Theatre stage presentation of William Gillette's 1894 comedy about a New York playboy who flees from the violent husband of his mistress and borrows the identity of a plantation owner in Cuba who is expecting the arrival of a mail order bride.

  1. Orson Welles

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Joseph Cotten

    Joseph Cotten

    Augustus Billings

  2. Virginia Nicholson

    Lenore Faddish (as Anna Stafford)

  3. Arlene Francis

    Arlene Francis

    Mrs. Dathis

  4. Mary Wickes

    Mrs. Battison

  5. Orson Welles

    Orson Welles

    Keystone Kop

Full Cast & Crew

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Too Much Johnson


Status Released

Release Information

  • May 11, 1938


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 6m

Budget -

Revenue -



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