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We're Not Dressing (1934)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  27 April 1934 (USA)
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Yacht owner is stranded on island with her socialite friends, a wacky husband and wife research team, and a singing sailor.

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Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. She makes her way to an island with the help of singing sailor Stephen Jones. Her friend Edith, Uncle Hubert, and Princes Michael and Alexander make it to the same island but all prove to be useless in the art of survival. The sailor is the only one with the practical knowhow to survive but Doris and the others snub his leadership offer. That is until he starts a clam bake and wafts the fumes in their starving faces. The group gradually gives into his leadership, the only question now is if Doris will give into his charms. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Cupido ao Leme  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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When Doris falls after being hit by the post, she lands with her both of her hands above her head. When Stephen comes in to save her, both of her hands are down by her sides. See more »

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Doris Worthington: Oh! My lingerie!
[as the wind blows her panties away]
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Version of Garakuta (1964) See more »

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Goodnight Lovely Little Lady
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Bing Crosby
Reprised often by Crosby
Sung by Sam Ash near the end
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We're Not Dressing may not make a whole lot of sense but it's enjoyable enough
24 January 2014 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is the second movie on Disc 1 of The Carole Lombard Collection I watched, the first being Man of the World. (Aside: on the DVD menu, it said to turn the disc over for Hands Across the Table but the Netflix packet it came in said only one side was usable.) Compared to the previous one, this one was more lively and was quite entertaining with many songs and comedy skits to keep things moving along. Ms. Lombard plays mostly straight to Bing Crosby, a bear who may be real or not depending on certain scenes, Ethel Merman, Leon Errol, a young Ray Milland, and George Burns & Gracie Allen. Don't expect everything to make sense, just sit back and enjoy the ride. So on that note, We're Not Dressing gets a high recommendation. P.S. If you've seen The Big Broadcast of 1936 and know about that number "It's the Animal in Me" being in that one after getting cut from this one, then you probably know why Ms. Merman briefly reprised it here.


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