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Sitting Pretty (1933)

Approved | | Musical | 24 November 1933 (USA)
Chick Parker and Pete Pendleton are songwriters that are en route from New York to Hollywood to make their fame and fortune; Dorothy, a lunch wagon proprietor, joins them.

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Chick Parker
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Pete Pendleton
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Dorothy
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Tannenbaum
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Gloria Duval
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Jules Clark
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Buzz
Helen Pickens ...
Member of the 'Pickens Sisters' trio
Jane Pickens ...
Member of the 'Pickens Sisters' trio
Patti Pickens ...
Member of the 'Pickens Sisters' trio
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Chick Parker and Pete Pendleton are songwriters that are en route from New York to Hollywood to make their fame and fortune; Dorothy, a lunch wagon proprietor, joins them.

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Just a couple of song writers with a baby grand...and a grand baby...

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Sonhos de Glória  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's the Matter with Helen? (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Ginger Rogers
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"Honeymoon salad, let us alone."
22 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A strong candidate for restoration, this little musical contains more than a few virtues, something that can't be said about many of the more celebrated efforts of the genre. The songs are pleasant (I Wanna Meander With Miranda), cleverly staged (Good Morning Glory), humbly touching (You're Such A Comfort To Me), and the movie even climaxes with a spectacular production number (Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?) which is the only pseudo-Berkeley number I know that manages to out-Berkeley Berkeley himself. There are nice supporting turns from Thelma Todd, Gregory Ratoff and Lew Cody, a couple of scenes are laughing-out-loud-funny (our ambitious songwriters in the offices of agent Ratoff and producer Cody for two sly instances), what more could you want from a cheap little programmer?

Our stars, Jack Oakie and Jack Haley, play two young songwriters who go to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune, Oakie the aggressive smart aleck while Haley plays the sympathetic sap. The female lead is Ginger Rogers, not a particularly big part (it probably couldn't be as she was simultaneously filming FLYING DOWN TO RIO at the time, traveling back and forth to her respective studios by bicycle) but she does well in it as she did well in pretty much everything during these years. The final 'Dream' production number was the first time that Ginger ever received the full-scale glamor treatment in a film. It balanced her introduction, a decidedly non-glamorous kick in the pants.

SITTING PRETTY is a nice surprise, delivering fine entertainment from a source in which you wouldn't have expected very much.


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