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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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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 »

Soundtracks

Too Marvelous for Words
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played during the opening and end credits and as background music
Played on piano by Lee Dixon and spoken by Ross Alexander
Reprised on piano by Lee Dixon at a party
Sung by Ross Alexander at a party
Was the show's big production number at its opening, sung by Ross Alexander (dubbed by James Newill) and Wini Shaw and chorus,
and danced to by Ruby Keeler, Lee Dixon and chorus
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Not Bad
15 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

This film is of a long lost art--the lighthearted, unpretentious tuneful musical that provides breezy entertainment without apology. One number, "Be Handy With Your Feet," is actually rather catchy and fun, and shows Ruby Keeler off quite well. Even the chorines look like they're having fun. The casual opulence of the set (a kind of nightclub on an ocean liner) is another example of how even "B" films from a major studio gave a certain panache to frivolity far and above what was required. Overall, not bad at all.


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