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Honeymoon in Bali (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 29 September 1939 (USA)
Bill Burnett, a resident of Bali, visits New York City, meets and falls in love with Gail Allen, the successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop, who is determined to remain free and ... See full summary »

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Gail Allen
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Eric Sinclair
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Tony, the Window Washer
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Miss Lorna 'Smitty' Smith
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Noel Van Ness
Carolyn Lee ...
Rosie, Daughter of Bill's dying Friend
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Fortune Teller at Egret Room
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Miss Stone, Gail's Secretary
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Meek Man
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Store Detective
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Jack, Singing Telegram Boy (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Bill Burnett, a resident of Bali, visits New York City, meets and falls in love with Gail Allen, the successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop, who is determined to remain free and independent. Bill proposes, Gail declines and Bill goes home to Bali. But a young girl, Rosie, and Tony the Window Cleaner, who dispels advice on every floor, soon have Gail thinking maybe she was a bit hasty with her no to Bill's proposal. Ere long she discovers that she does love Bill and can't live without him. She goes down to Bali to give him the good news. He learns that he is soon to marry Noel Van Ness. She goes back to New York City. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Those "Honeymoon In Bali"...UUUUUMFFF GIRLS...They've got what it takes!

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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29 September 1939 (USA)  »

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Are Husbands Necessary?  »

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| (American Pop Classics DVD)

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Charles Edgar Schoenbaum took over as director of photography for two days when Ted Tetzlaff caught the flu. See more »

Quotes

Gail Allen: You don't have to come in!
Bill 'Willie' Burnett: Oh, I don't mind.
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Connections

Referenced in The Film Fan (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Played on piano and Sung by Allan Jones
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Pleasantly Surprised
22 October 2001 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Wow! I picked this up today from the $4.99 DVD bin at K-Mart. What a pleasant surprise. It's your typical romantic story of boy meets girl, boy looses girl, ect., but there are some very fine moments.

The film opens with Madeline Carroll having her fortune told. It's an outrageous fortune, but as the story unfolds we see it coming true to life.

Fred MacMurray is great in this film. Don't get me wrong, it doesn't compare to his role in 'The Apartment,' but I was shocked when I realized that this film was made in 1939.

The open and candid talk of one of the characters attempted suicides (done in a VERY light-hearted way), makes me wonder if this film was passed by the Production Code.


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