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Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical  -  2 February 1934 (USA)
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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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Hip! Hip! Hurrah!  »

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Ruth Etting is given third billing in this film despite singing one song at the beginning of the film (comprising about 3 minutes of screen time). Etting filmed two numbers for the film, but only one survives in the prints. 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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Soundtracks

Keep Romance Alive
(1933) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Harry Ruby and Bert Kalmar
Sung by Ruth Etting
Danced by chorus girls twice
Danced by Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey
Played often in the score
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Mr. Wheeler & Mr. Woolsey Invite You To Join Them In A Little Light Entertainment
10 November 2000 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

Two zany scam artists find it's all HIPS, HIPS, HOORAY! when they meet the curvaceous owner of Maiden America Beauty Products and her lovely female employees.

Wheeler & Woolsey (Bert Wheeler is the short guy with curly hair; Robert Woolsey is the bespectacled fellow with the cigar) star in this often hilarious film. The Boys were a perfect comedy duo and their movies are always great fun to watch (here they try to promote flavored lipsticks and get involved in a cross-country auto race, while keeping one jump ahead of the law ). It is indeed a pity that these very talented comics are all but forgotten now.

Cute little Dorothy Lee returns as Wheeler's perennial love interest. The beautiful & tragic Thelma Todd, a very gifted comedienne in her own right, puts the spark in Woolsey's eye.

Movie mavens will spot an unbilled Bobby Watson, who gets one funny line as a Dance Director.

Director Mark Sandrich keeps the plot moving at a frantic pace throughout. Some of the sights & situations push the borders of good taste in this pre-Production Code movie.

The Boys, Miss Lee & Hot Toddy do a wild burlesque of Diaghilev during their performance of `Just Keep On Doing What You're Doing'. Singer Ruth Etting drops by long enough to trill `Keep Romance Alive' at a radio broadcast featuring ungarmented bathing models.

And, yes, those really are frogs climbing out of the race car's radiator...


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