Southern California's Hotel Coronado caters to and is frequented by members of the social upper-crust. Although she lives on the wrong side of the San Diego track, in a tent-city with her ... See full summary »
Southern California's Hotel Coronado caters to and is frequented by members of the social upper-crust. Although she lives on the wrong side of the San Diego track, in a tent-city with her father. Otto, and ditzy sister, Violet, June Wray is a singer with the Eddy Duchin Orchestra appearing to the hotel. Johnny Marvin, an aspiring songwriter and the son of a wealthy automobile manufacturer, is staying at the hotel and, from they moment June and Johnny meet, they fall instantly in love. Trouble arises when Johnny's father objects to the romance, and complications and help arrive in the form of two Marine-hating sailors,Chuck Hornbostel and "Pinky" Falls, when Chuck marries June's ditzy sister. Written by
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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 »
Puttin' on a navy show at a swank California resort.
Sailors meet society in this light "B" musical where the well to do get entertained by talented youngsters, including a couple of sea men on leave. Diamond-in-the-rough vaudevillian Leon Errol, haunted by memories of his old partner, goes into a trance every time he hears fingers snapping, much like the "Slowly I Turned" skit from Abbott and Costello's "Lost in a Harem". Son-in-law Jack Haley is usually on the receiving end of this gag while Errol's other daughter (Betty Furness) falls for wealthy prankster Johnny Downs. Haley and pal Andy Devine keep getting into all sorts of scrapes, usually involving navy hating marines that create all sorts of comic moments including one with Haley putting his head through a hole for a baseball throwing carnival game. The songs are rather unmemorable, but a fairly lavish finale utilizes all the young musical talent that Paramount could muster. An enjoyable time-passer, it is worth a look, particularly for Errol and Haley's divine brands of comedy.
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