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Ready, Willing and Able (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  6 March 1937 (USA)
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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
Carol Hughes ...
Angie
Hugh O'Connell ...
Truman Hardy
Wini Shaw ...
Teddy Hart ...
Yip Nolan
Addison Richards ...
Edward McNeil
Al Shaw ...
Moving Man (as Shaw)
Sam Lee ...
Moving Man (as Lee)
E.E. Clive ...
Sir Samuel Buffington (Credits) / Bloomington (in Film)
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Dot
May Boley ...
Mrs. Beadle
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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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Handy with Your Feet
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung and Danced by Ruby Keeler and chorus in a production number on the ship
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Keeler, Dixon and Alexander
28 June 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Musical play writers Ross Alexander (as Barry Granville) and Lee Dixon (as Pinky Blair) work out a song and dance while their pants are being pressed. Playing modest for the movie studio, both Mr. Alexander and Mr. Dixon prefer boxers to briefs. The enthusiastic duo may have a tuneful Broadway hit on their hands. A backer mandates they hire an English actress to star, and agent Allen Jenkins (as J. Van Courtland) goes to pick her up. But Mr. Jenkins accidentally signs similarly named Ruby Keeler (as Jane Clarke), putting the show in jeopardy - she's no actress, but is she "Ready, Willing and Able"?

This was, most notably, the last film appearance for Ross Alexander, who ended his life with a suicide...

In what looks like a marketing decision, Warner Bros. likely switched Alexander's billing with Dixon's (he would have his most memorable success on Broadway with "Okalahoma!" before succumbing to alcoholism). Despite the sadness, the show goes on with the happy-go-lucky duo playing well together. Alexander's best moment is emotionally introducing "Too Marvelous for Words" to Ms. Keeler; she and Dixon have a memorable dancing sequence, showcasing the #1 hit show-stopper. Also, there are appearances by past favorite Louise Fazenda (as Clara) and future favorite Jane Wyman (as Dot).

***** Ready, Willing and Able (3/6/37) Ray Enright ~ Ruby Keeler, Ross Alexander, Lee Dixon, Allen Jenkins


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