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Swingtime in the Movies (1938)

Trouble is brewing on the set of the musical western, "The Texas Tornado". Nitvitch, the director, is having problems getting his leading lady to speak with a southern accent. When he ... See full summary »

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Fritz Feld ...
Kathryn Kane ...
Joan Mason (as Katherine Kane)
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Rick Arden
Charley Foy ...
Sammy
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The Texas Tornado
Helen Lynd ...
Lorna, an Actress
Irene Franklin ...
Kate, Head Waitress
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Trouble is brewing on the set of the musical western, "The Texas Tornado". Nitvitch, the director, is having problems getting his leading lady to speak with a southern accent. When he inadvertently mentions in the Studio Canteen that he is looking for a replacement actress who can do a southern accent for the part, Nitvitch gets throes of aspiring young actresses clamoring at him. However, the one who catches his attention is Joan Mason, a true southerner who is working as a waitress in the canteen. Joan hopes to make the most of her starring opportunity. Written by Huggo

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Musical | Short | Comedy

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24 December 1938 (USA)  »

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Technicolor Specials (1938-1939) #3: Swingtime in the Movies  »

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1.37 : 1
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This is John Garfield's only theatrical release in Technicolor. See more »

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All the stars with cameos, beginning with Humphrey Bogart, are identified by the head waitress at the studio cafeteria (played by 'Irene Franklin'). See more »

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References Crime School (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Swingin' Through the Kitchen Door
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Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Performed by female cast members (song and dance number)
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Amusing cameos from big stars of the era.
16 September 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

The plot of Swingtime in the Movies is mildly amusing and of the appropriate length. The real highlight is seeing some of the great actors of that time in cameo appearances.

The Humphrey Bogart bit is a must-see for all Bogey fans!


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