O-Pee-Chee Film Stars

Issuing Company: O-Pee-Chee
Country of Issue: Canada
Year of Issue: 1940
Color/B&W: B&W
Number of Cards in Set: (unnumbered)
Card Size: 5" x 7"
Issued as insert with what product: Mail-in from Gum Company.

Notes: Checklist incomplete. Blank-backed. These do not say O-Pee-Chee on them anywhere, but they were issued by O-Pee-Chee. These can be found in two ways - with a line at the bottom that says "LITHOGRAPHED IN CANADA," or with no line at the bottom. Additionally, there is a related American set (R96) that has a line at the bottom that says "AQUATONED IN U.S.A." The Canadian version of these cards often has different movies mentioned in the captions than their counterparts from the USA. I believe the Canadian cards were issued after the USA versions, and that the captions were updated to show the latest films for the stars. Thanks to Bobby Robinson for a lot of help with this checklist.

The cards without the "Lithographed in Canada"/"Aquatoned in U.S.A." line that I have seen all show captions matching the American versions of these cards. Therefore, it would seem that these were issued in the USA. However, Bobby Robinson from Canada has a group of these cards that were all together in Canada with mixed cards saying "Lithographed in Canada" and others with no Aquatoned/Lithographed line. His cards without the Aquatoned/Lithgraphed line all contain captions matching the American versions of these cards, even though they were found in Canada. It looks to me like that particular version of these cards were issued in both the USA and Canada, with no difference in captions. Since these captions match the American versions of these cards, I am going to show only cards confirmed with "Lithographed in Canada" captions for the checklist below.

Date info: I checked all the movies for these cards, and they were all issued between 1937 and 1940. I am placing a 1940 date on this set.

Edward Arnold in "You Can't Take it With You"
Joan Bennett in "Artists & Models Abroad"
Tommy Bond in "City Streets"
Charles Boyer in "Tovarich"
Ronald Colman in "The Light That Failed"
Frankie Darro in "Juvenile Court"
Andy Devine in "Fury of the Tropics"
Robert Donat in "Good Bye Mr. Chips"
Dorothy Fay in "Law of the Texan"
Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz"
Janet Gaynor in "The Young in Heart"
Sonja Heine (Henie) in "Second Fiddle"
Buck Jones in "Law of the Texan"
Buck Jones in "The Stranger from Arizona"
Roger Livesey in "Drums"
Beth Marion in "Phantom Gold"
Robert Montgomery in "Fast and Loose"
Pat O'Brien in "Indianapolis Speedway"
Joe Penner in "Mr. Doodle Kicks Off"
Mickey Rooney in "Andy Hardy Gets Spring Fever"
Sabu in "Drums"
Charles Starrett in "West of Santa Fe"
James Stewart in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"
Robert Taylor in "Guns and Fiddles"
Spencer Tracy in "The Life of Thomas Edison"
Tuffy in "Phantom Gold"


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