|Advice to the Lovelorn|
|Directed by||Alfred L. Werker|
|Written by||Leonard Praskins|
|Based on|| Miss Lonelyhearts |
by Nathanael West
|Produced by||Darryl F. Zanuck|
|Starring|| Lee Tracy |
C. Henry Gordon
|Cinematography||James Van Trees|
|Edited by||Allen McNeil|
|Music by||Alfred Newman|
|Distributed by||United Artists|
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