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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)
Matt Briggs ...
Epstein
Spencer Charters ...
Clark
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Storyline

Two salesmen try to market a flavored lipstick.

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It's Nutty...But It's Nice.

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Comedy | Musical

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2 February 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Goofs

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

Quotes

Dr. Dudley: Wait! Cut it out, will you, cut it out!
Andy: What'd you have to go wake me up for? I was just kissin' Daisy.
Dr. Dudley: Kissin' Daisy, nothin'. You were kissin' me!
[Camera pans back and you see Andy and Dr. Dudley sleeping in the back of their car, in a park, next to a sign that reads: Ball Playing Prohibited]
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Soundtracks

Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
In the score during the race
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Pucker up and sing!
13 December 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

As an art deco dream, this risqué pre code silliness is an RKO deluxe farce with their in house duo W&W. It all depends on your taste for their shyster/naive antics and you might find their style grating if unaware what to expect. If you know W&W then settle in for the usual gay romp except this time the RKO art direction and set design is a major star as well...esp in the first half. As a story line, well there almost isn't one apart from them trying to get laid and sell flavored lipsticks in a skyscraper. The second half is a ridiculous car chase with cartoon style stunts and yelling. The film opens with a delicious beauty plea by Ruth Etting as the RKO showgirls lounge nude in bubble baths with strategically placed perfume bottles. One later scene is a demolition derby to music of someone's gorgeous deco office... and yet another taste test lip locking surprise features some really rude gags. The costumes on the showgirls out rival the S&M look of LULLABY OF Broadway a year later. Made a year before the censorship code of 1934, HIPS HIPS HOORAY is about as rude and funny as it could be for the time... but today the real star of the film is the RKO set and design department.


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