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To Beat the Band (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 23 November 1935 (USA)
An eccentric heir must marry a widow in order to collect the millions left to him in his aunt's will, so a suicidal neighbor agrees to marry the man's young fiancée before offing himself.

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Hugo Twist / Elizabeth Twist
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Mrs. Freeda McCrary
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Larry Barry
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Fred Carson
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Hawkins
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Rowena
Evelyn Poe ...
Barbara Shelby
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Ray Mayer ...
McCrory
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Ruth Harper - Girls' Band Leader
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An eccentric heir must marry a widow in order to collect the millions left to him in his aunt's will, so a suicidal neighbor agrees to marry the man's young fiancée before offing himself.

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Comedy | Musical

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23 November 1935 (USA)  »

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Os Milhões da Herança  »

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Made it's New York TV debut on 2 October 1956 on WOR (Channel 9). See more »

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If You Were Mine
Music by Matty Malneck
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
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woo woo
23 February 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I don't know what it is about Hugh Herbert but every time he says woo woo i crease up laughing.In this film he even shouts "woo woo" to himself playing his aunt elizabeth.here he is perfectly teamed with Helen Broderick.Their timing is absolutely immaculate.Whilst this is one of his films away from Warners in the 30s nevertheless he plays essentially the same character as he played in every other film.He seems to be existing in a parallel universe which collide every now and again.It is funny that people like Jack Benny who also had essentially a one joke routine are still remembered but Hugh Herbert seems to have been relegated to that great vault in the sky.This films has some entertaining musical numbers,some gorgeous art deco sets and a really stunning tap routine.I think that i recorded this off BBC2 about 20 years ago and i don't think it has been on since.I don't claim that this is a masterpiece,but if you ever get a chance to see it you will spend a chuckelful 70 minutes.


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