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A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler, the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but ... See full summary »

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Dick 'Canary' Dorcy
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'Scrapper' Thornhhill
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John Arledge ...
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John Eldredge ...
Lieut. Biddle
Henry O'Neill ...
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Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
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Frederick Burton ...
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John Darrow ...
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A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler, the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but meet again years later when Powell's at West Point producing the annual play that turns out to star Keeler. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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Attenshun! Here comes Warner Bros. military musical!

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Musical | Romance

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1 December 1934 (USA)  »

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Começou Num Automóvel  »

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Bobby Connolly shot the Hawaiian number on the biggest set ever constructed at Warner Bros. studio up to that time. He followed with the military wedding number, using 400 professional dancers. See more »

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By a Waterfall
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Sung a cappella by a soldier in the locker room
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Spirited melange of music, romance and West Point drama
8 April 2010 | by (advicetothelovelorn.blogspot.com) – See all my reviews

Flirtation Walk (Frank Borzage, 1934) is an entertaining if disjointed salute to the West Point military academy that flits from romantic comedy to putting-on-a-show musical to sentimental drama. Dick Powell is a happy-go-lucky private who joins officer training when he thinks he's lost the girl he loves (Ruby Keeler). Though the film doesn't really gel, there are some great sequences: Powell and Keeler falling in love in hazily-romantic Hawaii, his speedy rendition of Mr & Mrs Is the Name and the penultimate scene: an emotional encounter between the forlorn Powell and gruff, good-hearted sergeant Scrapper (Pat O'Brien). The rest is comprised of broad comedy, petty squabbling and lots of enthusiastically-choreographed marching. It's a wonder any young girls continued to idolise Powell after seeing him manufacture a quadruple-chin here - then maintain it through an entire montage. Incidentally, the curious, antiquated title comes from a romantic pathway in the film, which has a legend attached.


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