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Flirtation Walk (1934)

Not Rated | | Musical, Romance | 1 December 1934 (USA)
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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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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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1 December 1934 (USA)  »

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Começou Num Automóvel  »

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Trivia

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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Referenced in The Doris Day Show: Colonel Fairburn Jr. (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Flirtation Walk
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Played as background music at flirtation walk
Sung by Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler and cast in the show
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Pleasant Musical
24 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Some good songs, good cast. Dick Powell handles most of the singing, sounding great as always, even in Hawaiian. Pat O'Brien is enjoyable in a familiar role as the tough guy with a heart of gold. Biggest disappointment of the whole movie is no dancing by the lovely Ruby Keeler. What were they thinking? The movie is very different from the 42nd Street-Footlight Parade-Golddiggers musicals that the Powell/Keeler team is most famous for, and if you expect to see that type of movie, you might be disappointed. I love them in those movies, but I also enjoyed this as something different. It would be nice to see this movie released as part of a DVD box set to complement the great Busby Berkley set released in early 2006.


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