Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the... See full summary »

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Lily Racquel
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Flo Saunders
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Stoney
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Miss Marble
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Joe - Hamburger Man (as Jack Smart)
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Nicky Nelson is a fast-talking sideshow barker with a wax-and-alive concession on Atlantic City's boardwalk. Even with the band of his friend, struggling musician Gene Krupa, playing on the sidewalk to attract the customers, "The Living Corpse" and other low-rent acts aren't enough to lure the seen-it-all boardwalk strollers, and the landlord closes the show in lieu of never-paid rent. Nicky, always promoting, goes to Stephen Hanratty, head of the pier's Dance Pavilion, to plug Krupa's band as an attraction, but Hanratty won't even listen to them. But, while there, he meets singer Lily Racquel, who knows he is a phoney but might have the ability to to talk a radio-station manager into giving her an audition. She gives him a ring to help finance the project; he promptly loses it in a crap-game. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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It's HOT! Hear Gene Krupa, drumming sensation of swing, sizzle on those skins'! (original poster) See more »


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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Version of Shoot the Works (1934) See more »

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Some Like It Hot
Written by Gene Krupa, Remo Biondi and Frank Loesser
Sung by Shirley Ross, with Gene Krupa and His Band
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Slick Bob Hope performance
6 January 2000 | by (Virginia Beach, VA) – See all my reviews

Not Hope's best, but he makes a good flim-flam artist going straight. The highlight of the film is Gene Krupa and his band playing "Blue Rhythm Fantasy", a number with Krupa soloing while the band beats out tempo on small drums at their music stands. This is Krupa's first film with his first band after leaving the Benny Goodman Orchestra.


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