When's Your Birthday?


Dustin Willoughby (Joe E. Brown) a prizefighter and a strong believer in horoscopes/astrology wins only when his astrological signs are just right, a talent he also uses to pick winning horses.

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

Plot summary

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


  • Joe E. Brown - Dustin Willoughby
  • Marian Marsh - Jerry Grant
  • Fred Keating - Larry Burke
  • Edgar Kennedy - Mr. Henry Basscombe
  • Maude Eburne - Mrs. Fanny Basscombe
  • Suzanne Kaaren - Diane Basscombe
  • Margaret Hamilton - Mossy - the Maid
  • Minor Watson - James J. Regan
  • Frank Jenks - Lefty - Regan's Henchman
  • Don Rowan - Steve - Regan's Henchman
  • Granville Bates - Judge O'Day
  • Charles Judels - Acropolis, the Headwaiter
  • Corky - Zodiac, the Dog


  • "Toreador Song" from Carmen by Georges Bizet
  • William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini
  • Happy Birthday to You by Mildred J. Hill and Patty Hill
  • Ruth Robin with Manny Harmon and His Orchestra – I Love You from Coast to Coast, music and lyrics by Albert Stillman, Alex Hyde and Basil Adlam
  • Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves) by Juventino Rosas
  • Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
  • When the Moon Comes over the Mountain, music and lyrics by Kate Smith, Howard Johnson (lyricist) and Harry M. Woods

Category:1937 films
Category:1930s romantic comedy films
Category:American films
Category:American romantic comedy films
Category:Boxing films
Category:English-language films
Category:Spanish-language films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:RKO Pictures films
Category:Films directed by Harry Beaumont

David L. Loew

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