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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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Complete credited cast:
Robert Woolsey ...
Dr. Dudley
Miss Frisby
James P. Burtis ...
Sweeney (as James Burtis)
Matt Briggs ...
Spencer Charters ...


Two salesmen try to market a flavored lipstick.

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


Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

2 February 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hip! Hip! Hurrah!  »

Box Office


$336,000 (estimated)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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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Keep Romance Alive
(1933) (uncredited)
Written 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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Hips, Hips, Okay
10 April 2007 | by (Flushing, 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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