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A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Wentworth
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Capt. McPhail
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A young man falls in love with a beautiful blonde. When he sees her being forced onto a luxury liner, he decides to follow and rescue her. However, he discovers that she is an English heiress who ran away from home and is now being returned to England. He also discovers that his boss is on the ship. To avoid discovery, he disguises himself as the gangster accomplice of a minister, who is actually a gangster on the run from the law. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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An Explosion of Merriment

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24 January 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Tops Is the Limit  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)
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The original Broadway stage production of "Anything Goes" opened at the Alvin Theater in New York City on November 21, 1934 starring Ethel Merman and ran for 420 performances. See more »

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[first lines]
Reno Sweeney: [singing] In olden days a glimpse of stocking / Was looked on as something shocking, / Now, Heaven knows, / Anything goes!
[as she sings the words "anything goes", the title of the film appears onscreen]
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I Get a Kick Out of You
by Cole Porter
Sung by Ethel Merman
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Very Bizarre But It Has Its Moments
25 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Bing Crosby and Ethel Merman star in this shipboard comedy caper with a few songs tossed in from the Broadway production by Cole Porter. Very odd film has Crosby mistaken for Public Enemy No 1, Merman (as Reno Sweeney) sailing for Europe, Charlie Ruggles (posing as a clergyman), Ida Lupino as a runaway heiress, Arthur Treacher (bringing her back) as Lord Oakley, Grace Bradley as the real public enemy's wife, and Margaret Dumont as a haughty passenger.

The title song remains as does "You're the Top." The rest are forgettable. This is such a mishmash of comedy schtick and bad plotting that's it's useless to follow the plot, but Crosby and Merman are breezy and fun. Ruggles does a blatant and bad impression of Vistor Moore (who played the part on Broadway), Lupino and Treacher are fun.

Funniest bits have Crosby needing a beard for a disguise when a dog walks by.... Merman also stars in the big Chinese production number as the boat docks! As I said, a very odd film. Jane Wyman is one of the chorus girls.


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