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Ready, Willing and Able (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 6 March 1937 (USA)
Two songwriters want to cast a British star in their new show.

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Jane
Lee Dixon ...
Pinky Blair
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J. Van Courtland
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Clara Heineman
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Barry Granville
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Angie
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Truman Hardy
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Jane Clarke
Teddy Hart ...
Yip Nolan
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Edward McNeil
Al Shaw ...
Moving Man (as Shaw)
Sam Lee ...
Moving Man (as Lee)
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Sir Samuel Buffington (Credits) / Bloomington (in Film)
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Dot
May Boley ...
Mrs. Beadle
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Two songwriters want to cast a British star in their new show.

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Amores de Opereta  »

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Last film of Ross Alexander, who died two months before this film was released. See more »

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Referenced in The Honeymooners: The $99,000 Answer (1956) See more »

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There's a Little Old House
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played on piano by and sung and danced to by Lee Dixon
Reprised a cappella by Adrian Rosley
Reprised on accordian by Lee Dixon
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Cute Film
5 January 2012 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

Ready Willing and Able (Warner Brothers, 1937). I finally had a chance to see this film and I have to admit, it's a cute little film from Warner Brothers in the late 30's. The actors seem like as though they are having a lot of fun and the musical numbers especially "Too Marvelous for Words" and "Just a Quiet Evening" are great. However, while watching this film, I feel a little sad for the late Ross Alexander who plays Barry Granville. Ross Alexander was very talented, nice looking, and had a great screen presence, but I guess Warners didn't know what to do with him. It seems as though his role was originally intended for Dick Powell, but he may have been unavailable. Keeler and Alexander have good screen chemistry and if he didn't die, maybe they would have made more films together.

Overall, a nice way to pass time. Definitely check out it.


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