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The Playboy (1938)

Kicking the Moon Around (original title)
A millionaire in London falls for a poor girl with a great singing voice, but his gold-digging past girlfriend tries her best to ruin the relationship.

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Bert Ambrose ...
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Evelyn Dall ...
Pepper Martin
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Harry
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Flo Hadley
Hal Thompson ...
Bobbie Hawkes
C. Denier Warren ...
Mark Browd
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Herbert Stoker
Max Bacon ...
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A millionaire in London falls for a poor girl with a great singing voice, but his gold-digging past girlfriend tries her best to ruin the relationship.

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30 March 1938 (UK)  »

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Maureen O'Hara's film debut. See more »

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You're What's The Matter With Me
Sung by Harry Richman and Evelyn Dall
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Bit Of A Dogs Dinner
15 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

I hate to start off a review by rubbishing the other review but I am afraid that I must.It is Hal Chester who plays the millionaire not Ambrose for a start.There is a wafer thin plot which involves Florence Desmond doing her best to thwart the ambition of Evelyn Dall to become a nightclub singer.This is a bit ironic since according to Vera Lynn Dall gave her the cold shoulder when Lynn joined Ambrose.Harry Richman wanders in and does a couple of songs.We get a couple of songs from Dall.Then Desmond doing top notch impersonations of Hepburn and Garbo.then finally after 46 minutes we get what we have waited to see.A number from Ambrose,"nightride".To those uninitiated,including the other reviewer Ambrose was the leader of the top British dance band before the war.His peers acknowledged that "Ammie" employed the top musicians and arrangers and had the best orchestra.Unfortunately all we get is this one number and a brief snatch of his signature tune "When day is done".In "nightride" the director cuts away twice to pointless scenes.So in a way disappointing but at least it is a record of probably the greatest British dance band ever.


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