Paddy the Next Best Thing (1933 film)

Paddy the Next Best Thing is a 1933 American pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Harry Lachman and starring Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter and Walter Connolly. The screenplay was written by Edwin J. Burke, based on the 1912 novel Paddy the Next Best Thing by Gertrude Page and its later stage adaptation.

Paddy the Next Best Thing
Janet Gaynor
Directed byHarry Lachman
Written byEdwin J. Burke
Gertrude Page (novel and play)
StarringJanet Gaynor
Warner Baxter
Music byR.H. Bassett
CinematographyJohn F. Seitz
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • September 1, 1933 (1933-09-01)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States



The film was one of Fox's biggest hits of the year.[1]


  1. By, D. W. (1934, Nov 25). TAKING A LOOK AT THE RECORD. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
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