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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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Also Known As:

Cupido ao Leme  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on "The Admirable Crichton" by the author of "Peter Pan" James Barrie. See more »

Goofs

Right before the "Once in a Blue Moon" number, there is a long shot of Stephen holding Doris under the moon. His lips are moving in this brief shot as if he's singing to her, but there is no vocal on the soundtrack. See more »

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George Martin: [watching through binoculars] Gracie, my gun! A bird!
Gracie Martin: What?
George Martin: A bird! A bird!
Gracie Martin: O, my goodness. Here.
[hands him a live duck]
George Martin: Not a duck. My gun! How can you shoot with a duck?
Gracie Martin: Well, my father used to shoot ducks. But maybe that duck wasn't loaded, eh?
George Martin: The duck wasn't loaded but I'd like to bet that your father was.
Gracie Martin: Well, if he wasn't then why did the duck shoot my father because I always thought...
George Martin: Quiet! Quiet! Well, I missed him. He's gone and that was a stratospheric duck and very rare.
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Soundtracks

It's the Animal in Me
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
A production number filmed for this movie was cut from the released print; Ethel Merman does sing a bit of it near the end.
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Bing, Carole. Ethel, Droopy, George & Grace!
16 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film isn't the greatest film ever made but one of the funniest for it's time. Bing Crosby plays a sailor aboard the yacht of Doris Worthington, a wealthy heiress played by the legendary Carole Lombard. Ethel Merman has a supporting role as friend and one of the other stranded passengers. Then there's a bear named Droopy that should have been credited on it's own. Bing and the Bear should have been the act's title. Bing sings a particular song to the bear to calm him down. Can't miss a bear on roller skates on the yacht! It must be seen to be appreciated for it's slapstick humor. The best is yet to come when they are stranded on an uninhabited island with George Burns and Gracie Allen. You can't not love Gracie Allen in this film as the dim-witted wife. You could see why and how much they loved each other. They were the perfect comedic pair on screen and off screen as well. It's an entertaining film.


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