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Betty Hutton movies (photo: Betty Hutton in The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, with Eddie Bracken) [See previous post: "Betty Hutton Bio: The Blonde Bombshell."] Buddy DeSylva did as promised. Betty Hutton was given a key supporting role in Victor Schertzinger’s 1942 musical comedy The Fleet’s In, starring Dorothy Lamour, William Holden, and Eddie Bracken. “Her facial grimaces, body twists and man-pummeling gymnastics take wonderfully to the screen,” enthused Pm magazine. (Hutton would have a cameo, as Hetty Button, in the 1952 remake Sailor Beware, starring Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, and Corinne Calvet.) The following year, Betty Hutton landed the second female lead in Happy Go Lucky (1943), singing Jimmy McHugh and Frank Loesser’s "Murder, He Says," and stealing the show from fellow Broadway import Mary Martin and former Warner Bros. crooner Dick Powell. She also got co-star billing opposite Bob Hope in Sidney Lanfield’s musical comedy Let’s Face It. Additionally, Paramount’s hugely successful all-star war-effort »
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Our daily countdown continues with the 13th out of 30 in our list of the 300 Greatest Films Ever Made. These are numbers 180-171.
180) Pan’S Labyrinth (2006) Guillermo Del Toro Spain/Mexico
179) Them (1954) Gordon Douglas USA
178) Hannah & Her Sisters (1986) Woody Allen USA
177) Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Alfonso Cuaron USA/British
Numbers 170-161 coming next.
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