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Hooray for Love (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 14 June 1935 (USA)
A young man with money falls for singer Pat Thatcher, and her con man father makes the most of it.

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Gene Raymond ...
Douglas Tyler
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Bill Robinson
Maria Gambarelli ...
Maria Ganbarell
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Commodore Jason Thatcher
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Trixie Chummy
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Magenta P. 'The Countess' Schultz
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Chowsky
Etienne Girardot ...
Judge Peterby
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Fats Waller
Jeni Le Gon ...
Jeni LeGon - the Ballerina (as Jeni LeGon)
Sam Hardy ...
Mr. Ganz - aka Abbey
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Young would-be producer Doug Tyler meets singer Pat Thatcher twice, and makes the wrong impression both times. But Pat's father, the Commodore, easily cons Doug into mortaging his ancestral home to invest in a show. When the producers abscond with Doug's money, the show must close before it opens, unless one of the three can come up with a miracle. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Guns bark as rival gangs fight for power!

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14 June 1935 (USA)  »

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Hurrah ao Amor  »

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Film debut of Jeni Le Gon. See more »

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Pat: Oh, I hate the country. I'm afraid of the wildflowers.
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You're an Angel
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Performed by Gene Raymond with piano accompaniment
Reprised by Ann Sothern with piano accompaniment
Reprised by Ann Sothern at the show
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Fats and Bojangles
19 March 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

A not very memorable score from Jimmy McHugh and Dorothy Fields characterizes Hooray For Love. But Gene Raymond and Ann Sothern have every reason to believe the title. And where else will you get to see Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson dance and Fats Waller sing and play piano in the same number. That in itself is worth setting aside some time to see this.

But the real star of this film is Thurston Hall who usually plays stuffy establishment types in films and on television. But here he's a larcenous old conman who fleeces earnest young Gene Raymond who is trying to put on a show.

Raymond wants to put it on with Ann Sothern and Hall who sees that his daughter who is the only thing that really means anything to him makes some heavy sacrifices with society matron Georgia Caine. Over at Paramount WC Fields would have played this part to perfection.

I'm surprised at the number of people who don't know about Ann Sothern's theatrical background. Under her real name of Harriet Lake, Sothern was in any number of shows on Broadway, she in fact starred in one of Rodgers&Hart's musicals before coming to Hollywood. It was only in television that she seems to have given up the musical part of her performing persona.

Hooray For Love is an enjoyable piece of Thirties backstage fluff with the main features being Robinson and Waller and a different kind of role for Thurston Hall.


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