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Garden of the Moon (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1 October 1938 (USA)
John Quinn is the ruthless manager of the night club Garden of the Moon. He has booked Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees for a season as his band, but due to a car accident Vallee can't... See full summary »

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Toni Blake
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Don Vincente
Johnnie Davis ...
Slappy Harris
Melville Cooper ...
Maurice
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Mrs. Lornay
Mabel Todd ...
Mary Stanton
Penny Singleton ...
Miss Calder
Dick Purcell ...
Rick Fulton
Curt Bois ...
Maharajah of Sund
Granville Bates ...
Angus McGillicuddy
Edward McWade ...
Peter McGillicuddy
Larry Williams ...
Trent
Ray Mayer ...
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Jerry Colonna ...
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John Quinn is the ruthless manager of the night club Garden of the Moon. He has booked Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees for a season as his band, but due to a car accident Vallee can't work for a while, Quinn's secretary Toni Blake is only able to get the unknown band of Don Vincente. Quinn makes it clear to Vincente, that he has only to work for a fortneight, untill Valle is able to work. Vincente doesn't like the way of Quinn handling his personal and they start their small private war against each other. Vincente falls in love with Toni Blake, and when Vincente becomes famous, inspite of Quinn's trials to make a fool out of him and gets an offer for a radio programm, he gladly accepts. But Toni Blake don't want to leave her job in the Garden of the Moon, so Quinn starts his game to get Vincente back. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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1 October 1938 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The roles played by John Payne and Margaret Lindsay were originally intended for Dick Powell and Bette Davis. Powell took a layoff rather than make this film. See more »

Quotes

Don Vincente: Now, look fellas, I want to break this to you gently, so hang on tight. We're booked in the Garden of the Moon, Los Angeles. You realize what this means? No more Brooklyn weddings. No more beer joints. No more Chop Suey dives. From now on we work every night and we get paid every week. Fellas, this is it!
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The credits are printed into a restaurant menu and the pages are turned by a male hand. See more »

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Garden of the Moon
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin and Johnny Mercer
Played during the opening credits and often in the score
Sung by Mabel Todd with Harry Seymour on piano
Also sung by John Payne with the orchestra
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Excellent fun flick w/ Johnnie 'Scat' Davis!
5 December 2004 | by (NORTHRIDGE, CA.) – See all my reviews

This film is a pip and I'll tell you why- the presence of Johnny 'Scat' Davis.He was always the PERFECT musical sidekick in so many of the lightweight musical/ comedies of the late 30s and lights up the screen w/ his sincere energy and wholesome smile. JUST recently I've wanted to know more about him, and this is one of his best! Pat O'Brien is great and funny in a real 'rat you love to hate' kinda way. I can't look at pretty Margaret Lindsey without expecting to see Frankenstein's monster lumbering around the scene. This is a great little warm and fuzzy Busby Berkeley film. Perfect on a rainy afternoon. Caught it on TCM. John Payne is passable as the band leader, though he's not the best singer, if that's his voice. Definitely worth seeing!


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