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Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 2 February 1934 (USA)
Two salesmen try to market a flavored lipstick.

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Andy
Robert Woolsey ...
Dr. Dudley
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Miss Frisby
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Daisy
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Beauchamp
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Irene
James P. Burtis ...
Sweeney (as James Burtis)
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Epstein
Spencer Charters ...
Clark
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Two salesmen try to market a flavored lipstick.

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They Crash the Beauty Racket to See What Makes "It" Go! See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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Passed | See all certifications »
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2 February 1934 (USA)  »

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Hip! Hip! Hurrah!  »

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$336,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Songwriters Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby wrote "Keep Doin' What You're Doin'" as a duet for Zeppo Marx and Raquel Torres in "Duck Soup." When the number was cut from that picture, they recycled it in 'Hips, Hips, Hooray." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Epstein: [Repeated line] Well, I'll have my hands on him in 24 hours or my name ain't Epstein.
Sweeney: And Sweeney.
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Soundtracks

Keep On Doin' What You're Doin'
(1933) (uncredited)
Written by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar
Sung by Bert Wheeler, Dorothy Lee, Robert Woolsey and Thelma Todd
Danced by Bert Wheeler, Dorothy Lee, Robert Woolsey, Thelma Todd with Spencer Charters
Reprised by Bert Wheeler, Dorothy Lee and Robert Woolsey
Reprised also by Dorothy Lee, Thelma Todd, Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey at the end
Played often in the score
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Hips, Hips, Okay
10 April 2007 | by (Rego Park, NY) – See all my reviews

Con artists Dr. Dudley and his naive partner Andy Williams decide to team up w/ the Frisby cosmetic company to save that company with the Dr.'s invention of flavored lipsticks. The boys get in trouble when they mistake a satchel of securities for their supply of lipsticks and are hunted down by a pair of detectives, while Ms. Frisby's manager is planning to ruin the boys by turning over the securities as well as Ms. Frisby by sabotaging her entry in the transcontinental race. The film has its moments but it is just the same plot devices in all of the other Wheeler & Woolsey films. Wheeler falls for Dorothy Lee, Woolsey for the woman he thinks has money. The opening scene of the musical number featuring many unclad bathing beauties probably marks this film from other W&W films. Funniest scene for me is the pool game w/ the two detectives, barely ahead of an overzealous girl wanting to test her lipstick. Rating, 4.


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