Bandleader Tim Hartley's father objects strongly to his son's occupation choice and packs him off to Hawaii to manage the family hotel holdings. This proves to be a wrong move as Hawaiia has more bands than it does pineapples.

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Johnny Downs ...
Ted Hartley
Constance Moore ...
Lonnie Lane
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Millie
Eddie Quillan ...
Ray Peters
Etienne Girardot ...
Alonzo Dilman
Samuel S. Hinds ...
Lane
Thurston Hall ...
T.C. Hartley
Robert Emmett Keane ...
Fothering
Willie Fung ...
Murphy
Princess Luana ...
Prince Leilani ...
Leileni (as Prince Leileni)
Matty Malneck ...
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Sol Hoopii Jr. ...
Hawaiian Band Leader (as Sol Hoopii)
Matty Malneck's Orchestra ...
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Sol Hoopii Hawaiian Band ...
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Bandleader Tim Hartley's father objects strongly to his son's occupation choice and packs him off to Hawaii to manage the family hotel holdings. This proves to be a wrong move as Hawaiia has more bands than it does pineapples.

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Dipsy doodlers who made the natives go jive...and turned grass-shakers into rug-cutters! (original poster) See more »

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8 September 1939 (USA)  »

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De zaak gaat met muziek  »

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A sneak preview of Gone with the Wind was shown during a double-bill with this film and Beau Geste. See more »

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Featured in The Making of a Legend: Gone with the Wind (1988) See more »

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I Found My Love
Written by Frank Loesser and Matty Malneck
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Bland programmer has only one distinction for me...
1 January 2007 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I vaguely recall seeing this when movies were first being shown on television sometime in the fifties, and recall that it never impressed me as anything more than a slight little comedy with some nice nightclub settings and pretty CONSTANCE MOORE in one of the leading roles. I can barely recall JOHNNY DOWNS at all, but he was the male lead.

However, the only thing that sets this apart for me, in a film memory that goes back pretty far, is the fact that it was the film being shown in September of 1939 at the Riverside theater in Riverside, California when David O. Selznick decided to give GONE WITH THE WIND a sneak preview. At the conclusion of HAWAIIAN NIGHTS, it was announced that a major motion picture was about to be unveiled before an audience expecting to see Gary Cooper in BEAU GESTE.

The manager of the theater, according to reports I've seen, got on stage and told people no one would be allowed into or out of the theater once the film began and they should leave now if they wanted to go home. I doubt many people budged from their seats!! Then, as soon as the lights went out and the GWTW titles began, the audience cheered with delight and history was in the making.

But since then, HAWAIIAN NIGHTS has been merely a blip on anyone's radar screen.

Trivia note: When HAWAIIAN NIGHTS ended, one little boy said to his mother: "Now can we see BEAU GESTE?"


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