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Claire Whitmore
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Joe and Fay Wilson are a happily married vaudeville team. But when a reporter discovers, that one of the chorus girls in the troupe is a slightly eccentric heiress, who bugs sometimes out to do something strange (e.g. being a chorus girl in vaudeville), the manager decides that Joe had to do is act on Broadway -with the heiress- and the heiress falls in love with him, his marriage is threatened. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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IT'S JOE'S BIG SHOW! (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Featured in Daffy Duck in Hollywood (1938) See more »

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Powder My Back
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung and danced by the burlesque chorus, with Patricia Ellis
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Marital Dilemma For Joe E.
25 November 2013 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

I think that was one of the problems I had rating this Joe E. Brown picture - it was too out of character for him. Normally, he was too wholesome, corny and even innocent to entertain thoughts of infidelity, and was too focused on succeeding in some sort of endeavor to be a horndog. I don't think the screenplay did him any favors as far as his on screen image was concerned.

He and his wife (Ann Dvorak) are on tour with a vaudeville act which takes in a runaway heiress (Patricia Ellis) who begs for a job. She catches on, catches Joe's eye and soon they become a team, making Ann Dvorak odd man out. It is a comedy tinged with sadness for much of the picture and seemed an ill-advised project for a movie star whose trademark was as a good-natured bragging bumpkin.

There are some very funny moments when he is in character as a drunk in the crowd supposedly heckling his wife, who is onstage singing and dancing. Some funny lines and visual gags. It would have been better all around if the humor had been sustained throughout the movie instead of lapsing into a romantic triangle drama.


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