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Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  2 February 1934 (USA)
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Andy
Robert Woolsey ...
Dr. Dudley
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Miss Frisby
Dorothy Lee ...
Daisy
George Meeker ...
Beauchamp
Phyllis Barry ...
Irene
James P. Burtis ...
Sweeney (as James Burtis)
Matt Briggs ...
Epstein
Spencer Charters ...
Clark
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2 February 1934 (USA)  »

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Hip! Hip! Hurrah!  »

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During the song "Keep On Doing What You're Doing", Dorothy Lee is dropped on her back. Although she carries on, and finishes the number, the injury to her spine left her in pain for the rest of her life. See more »

Goofs

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

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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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Keep On Doing What You're Doing
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Ruby
Lyrics by 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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Risqué slapstick antics
20 March 2005 | by (Montreal) – See all my reviews

This one doesn't showcase W&W at their best (see "Diplomaniacs" or "Half Shot at Sunrise" for that). The verbal badinage is generally lame, and the sight gags and slapstick are mainly of the "seen 'em before" variety. This is rather unfortunate, since the flick definitely has a dynamite premise. The boys are street hucksters promoting flavored lipstick, but thanks to ever-vivacious Dorothy Lee, manage to link up with a high-class, publicity-seeking cosmetics emporium.

Despite the middling comedy antics, this is a must-see for pre-code aficionados. The opening number, a live radio studio broadcast featuring naked models in bathtubs (their naughty bits discreetly obscured by hair-do's and foreground objects) is pretty eye-popping, as are the minimal outfits sported by the hot-to-trot sales crew in a risqué scene wherein the boys test the product "in vivo". Thelma Todd and famed songstress Ruth Etting are on hand, and the tunes are catchy enough. If you liked "Roman Scandals" and "Murder at the Vanities", by all means check it out.


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