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Second Fiddle (1939)

Passed  -  Comedy | Music  -  30 June 1939 (USA)
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Studio publicist (Power) discovers Minnesota skating teacher (Henie) and takes her to Hollywood. She goes back to Minnesota but he follows her.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jimmy Sutton
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Roger Maxwell
Edna May Oliver ...
Aunt Phoebe
Mary Healy ...
Jean Varick
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Willie Hogger
Alan Dinehart ...
George 'Whit' Whitney
Minna Gombell ...
Jenny
Stewart Reburn ...
Trudi's Skating Partner
Spencer Charters ...
Joe Clayton
Charles Brokaw ...
Assistant Director
The Brian Sisters ...
Schoolroom Vocal Trio
John Hiestand ...
Radio Announcer
George Chandler ...
Taxi Driver
Irving Bacon ...
Justice of the Peace Harvey Vaughan
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Storyline

Jimmy Sutton, tricky publicist for Consolidated Pictures, fetches teacher Trudi Hovland from snowy Minnesota to sunny Hollywood to test for the film of the best-seller "Girl of the North" - having come 436th in a competition several years earlier she is now next choice as leading lady. She gets the part, but despite his own growing attraction for her Jimmy deviously manufactures a romance between her and Roger Maxwell, a new star who desperately needs to pep-up his image. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Taglines:

The show that licked the World's Fair!

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

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Release Date:

30 June 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Irving Berlin's Second Fiddle  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In a scene in Bergen, Minnesota, a townswoman asks Tyrone Power, "Who does Don Ameche really love?" Power replies, "Mrs. Ameche." This was an inside joke, since Tyrone Power had previously co-starred with Don Ameche in four movies, including In Old Chicago (1937) and Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938), while Sonja Henie had appeared with Ameche in One in a Million (1936) and Happy Landing (1938). See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Sutton: What are you making, Phoebe?
Aunt Phoebe: Don't know yet... started making a doily, and it got away from me!
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Soundtracks

I Poured My Heart Into A Song
Written by Irving Berlin
Sung by Tyrone Power
also sung by Rudy Vallee
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Tyrone and Sonja shine!
26 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Surprisingly good teaming of the two fox stars in tale of Hollywood publicity man bringing Minnesota school teacher to test for role in epic "Girl of the North Country." the film is a satire of the "gone With the wind" search that had plagued the country a year before.Sonja is very appealing as a real type person instead of a potential Olympic star waiting to be discovered.Tyrone Power surprises as a lovesick publicist after Sonja.it was nice change of pace from the he=man hero roles he had been doing.Rudy Vallee,Mary Healy are fun as other couple. Edna Mae Oliver steals scenes as Sonja's aunt Phoebe.Mary Healy socks across a couple of Irving Berlin songs with gusto,proving she should have had bigger career.Rudy Valle has a couple of nice songs,too.It's niether prime Power or Sonja but it's fun and lively with its inside look at Hollywood publicity schemes and the like.


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