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The Life of the Party (1937)

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Dr. Molnac and his musical troupe; Beggs, the manager; Mitzi Martos, a singer; Mitzi's agent Pauline; society scion Barry Saunders and his "keeper" Oliver Goodwin, are en route to Santa ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Penner ...
Gene Raymond ...
Barry
Harry Parke ...
Parky (as Parkyakarkus)
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Mitzi
Victor Moore ...
Oliver
Helen Broderick ...
Pauline
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Dr. Molnac
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Betty
Richard Lane ...
Hotel Manager
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Beggs
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Mrs. Penner
Ann Shoemaker ...
Countess Martos
Betty Jane Rhodes ...
Susan
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Mr. Van Tuyl
Winifred Harris ...
Mrs. Van Tuyl
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Storyline

Dr. Molnac and his musical troupe; Beggs, the manager; Mitzi Martos, a singer; Mitzi's agent Pauline; society scion Barry Saunders and his "keeper" Oliver Goodwin, are en route to Santa Barbara. Barry falls for Mitzi while trying to loosen her slipper caught between two railroad cars, but she mysteriously leaves before he can learn her name. Barry and Oliver take a suite at the Casa Barbara, where they hire the house detective, Parkyakarkus to find the slipper's owner but he bungles the job. Oliver reminds Barry that he will lose his mother's $3,000,000 inheritance if he weds before the age of thirty. Mitzi and Pauline also register at the hotel, hoping to induce Dr. Molnac, performing there, to give Mitzi an audition. Also arriving are Mitzi's mother, Countess Martos and her wealthy friend Mrs. Penner and her son Joe, and the mothers have intentions of Joe marrying Mitzi. Barry finally meets Mitzi, and proposes marriage at a date three years in the future. To break up the romance, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The greatest comedy cast ever assembled for one picture!


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3 September 1937 (USA)  »

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A Alma da Festa  »

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The tap shoe sounds don't match up to the tap dancing during the opening number on the train. See more »

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Opening credits swing in and out from one side, as if they were on door-hinges. See more »

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Let's Have Another Cigarette
(1937)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Herb Magidson (as Herbert Magidson)
Sung by Gene Raymond (uncredited) and Harriet Hilliard (uncredited)
Played also in the score
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Ozzie's Wife Makes This Film
14 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Harriet Hilliard was Ozzie Nelson's singer for his band. Later, he became Rick Nelson's agent. Ozzie was a lawyer but never practiced. He kept Rick busy with prostitutes instead of getting involved with dangerous groupies. I knew Rick well, because of our travels to common cities, starting with Roger Miller's King Of The Road hotel in Nashville to Joe Namath's Bachelor's Two in Fort Lauderdale and on and on and on. Nice guy; I still miss him.

But, back to Harriet. She was really cute in this film. As my summary states: 'Ozzie's Wife Makes This Film.' Had she not married Ozzie, I think she would have become a major star. She was even believable as the wife, mother, housekeeper in 'The Adventures of Ozzie And Harriet.' Notice, Harriet didn't have a maid and Ozzie was always home wearing a cardigan sweater. He must have been an insurance salesperson. I didn't meet Rick until the Stone Canyon days, but 'Garden Party' is in my top ten of all pop songs - and I'm 72, still a music lover.

Harriet was devastated by Rick's plane crash and she died before David did, thank God. Harriet Hilliard Nelson was a beautiful woman of high moral values and so were Ozzie, David and Rick. They are icons of the best of American life.


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