Come Closer, Folks

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Come Closer, Folks
Directed by D. Ross Lederman
Written by Aben Kandel
Lee Loeb
Harold Buchman
Produced by Columbia Pictures
Starring James Dunn
Cinematography Henry Freulich
Edited by Byron Robinson
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • November 7, 1936 (1936-11-07)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States

Come Closer, Folks is a 1936 American comedy film directed by D. Ross Lederman. [1] [2] A print is preserved in the Library of Congress collection. [3]




Jim Keene, a con-man, works himself up into an executive position of a large department store. [4] [5]

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  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..Come Closer, Folks
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.33 c.1978 American Film Institute
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  5. "Come Closer, Folks". TV Guide. Retrieved April 6, 2023.