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Let's Be Famous (1939)

 -  Comedy  -  March 1939 (UK)
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An Irishman sets out to become famous as a singer on the radio. Due to a mix up he is instead entered as a contestant on a quiz show. He causes mayhem in the studio and the publicity ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Jimmy O'Dea ...
Jimmy Houlihan
Betty Driver ...
Betty Pinbright
Sonnie Hale ...
Finch
Patrick Barr ...
Johnny Blake
Milton Rosmer ...
Albert Pinbright
Basil Radford ...
Watson
Henry Hallett ...
Grenville
Garry Marsh ...
Walton, B.B.C. Official
Alf Goddard ...
Battling Bulger
Hay Plumb ...
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Franklyn Bellamy
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An Irishman sets out to become famous as a singer on the radio. Due to a mix up he is instead entered as a contestant on a quiz show. He causes mayhem in the studio and the publicity attracts the attention of an agent who thinks he can help. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Sparkling COMEDY COCKTAIL! (original Australian poster) See more »

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I'll Swing for You
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Written by Roger MacDougall and Allan MacKinnon
Arranged by Hal Evans
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Coronation streets Betty as you have never seen her before.
23 June 2008 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I came across this film late one night on T.V and decided to watch it as the announcer mentioned that Betty from Coronation street was in it. This got me curious as i had never seen her in anything else, she is about 19 in this musical comedy that also stars Jimmy O'Dea who as the star of the film plays the typical stereotype Irish man who travels to London to broadcast on the BBC he thinks he is going to be singing but a mix up by a secretary leads to some confusion as the BBC only want him to be on spelling programme. Betty plays a young woman who goes behind her domineering fathers back and wins a singing competition which leads her to a contract to appear on a radio show in London. Betty can actually sing and not badly at that she is also given a romantic interest in the film. All said its not the worst i have seen even if the Ireland scenes are a bit patronizing but thats typical of the period.


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