An eccentric inventor and his new flying machine are the focus of this musical comedy.

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Sport
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Eileen
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Doctor Brown
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Mrs. Smith
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Mr. Smith
Herbert Braggiotti ...
Gordon
Gus Arnheim and His Orchestra ...
(as Gus Arnheim and his Orchestra)
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An eccentric inventor and his new flying machine are the focus of this musical comedy.

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14 November 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

George White's Flying High  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Some sources list "Happy Landing" of the original play as the song used in the first production number, but it was the new song "I'll Make a Happy Landing" which was used. None of the original songs in the Broadway play was used in the film. See more »

Quotes

Doctor Brown: Your physical condition is your apprenticeship. My order as physician is to strip.
Chorus Girl: Hooray! We gotta strip!
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Referenced in Red-Headed Woman (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

The Stars and Stripes Forever
(1896) (uncredited)
Written by John Philip Sousa
Played during the "I'll Make a Happy Landing" number with the dancers forming the letters "HAWKS"
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Pansy is the one!
25 September 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

This seems like an opened-out play. The opening out is fine. There are some highly entertaining Busby Berkeley dance routines and Pat O'Brien is always fun.

Bert Lahr is an acquired taste never acquired by me. But Charlotte Greenwood is utterly delightful in this, as the spinster who sets her sights on him as her last best chance for marriage.

Her physical, somewhat self-mocking comedy is a precuser to that of Joan Davis a decade of so later. Both are treasures.


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