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Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  2 February 1934 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Bert Wheeler ...
Robert Woolsey ...
Dr. Dudley
Miss Frisby
Dorothy Lee ...
George Meeker ...
Phyllis Barry ...
James P. Burtis ...
Sweeney (as James Burtis)
Matt Briggs ...
Spencer Charters ...


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2 February 1934 (USA)  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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During its original theatrical run, this film was preceded by Not Tonight, Josephine (1934) in some theaters. See more »


During the "Keep On Doing What You're Doing" number Thelma Todd loses a button from her dress. See more »


Miss Frisby: Two minds and a single thought.
Dr. Dudley: Yes, it's about all they can handle at one time.
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Frühlingslied (Spring Song) Op.62 #6
(1842) (uncredited)
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
In the score when Andy and Dr. Dudley awaken
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gloriously wacky stuff
7 November 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another little gem from the mad 30s boys of RKO as this frenetically paced oddity takes us from flavoured lipsticks to a mad Keystone-like car race in the space of just over an hour. Alongside cigar-chomping Woolsey and irritating little Wheeler we have Dorothy Lee (as per usual) and Thelma Todd playing the cutie romantic interest parts, and a short song right at the beginning from third-billed Ruth Etting (in a rather fetching hat).

Best sequences in this one - "Just Keep On Doin' What You're Doin'", really funny - the whole car race sequence, and the bevy of cuties with flavoured lipsticks ("we've got to guess what flavour" - oh, sure ...). I bet the set cleaners at RKO were knee-deep in bananas by the end of the shoot though :)

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