Florida Special

Florida Special is a 1936 American comedy film directed by Ralph Murphy and written by David Boehm, Marguerite Roberts, Laura Perelman and S. J. Perelman. The film stars Jack Oakie, Sally Eilers, Kent Taylor, Frances Drake, Claude Gillingwater and Sam Hearn. The film was released on April 21, 1936, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Florida Special
Directed byRalph Murphy
Produced byAlbert Lewis
Written byDavid Boehm
Marguerite Roberts
Laura Perelman
S. J. Perelman
StarringJack Oakie
Sally Eilers
Kent Taylor
Frances Drake
Claude Gillingwater
Sam Hearn
Music byCharles Bradshaw
John Leipold
CinematographyLeo Tover
Edited byJames Smith
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 21, 1936 (1936-04-21)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States


Newspaper reporter Bangs Carter and his rich buddy Wally Tucker end up on the Florida Special train bound for Florida with jewel thieves and Wally's ex-girlfriend. Bangs falls for a passenger, Jerry Quinn, along the way as they try to catch the crooks.



  1. "Florida Special (1936) - Overview". TCM.com. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
  2. J.T.M. (1936-05-29). "Movie Review - Florida Special - At the Rialto". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-06-25.
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