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Hit Parade of 1941 (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 15 October 1940 (USA)
A small radio station is saved of getting bankrupt by a backer, who invests money for a TV equipment, if the owner allows, that his dancing daughter Annabelle can dance and sing on the ... See full summary »

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(original screenplay), (original screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »
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Cast

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Pat Abbott / Singing voice of Anabelle Potter
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Ferdinand Farraday
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Emily Potter
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Anabelle Potter
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Judy Abbott
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Charlie Moore
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Soda Clerk
Donald MacBride ...
Harrison
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Mr. Pasley
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Carter
Six Hits and a Miss ...
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Harmonica Band
Borrah Minevitch ...
Borrah Minevitch, Harmonica Rascals Leader
Jan Garber ...
Jan Garber, Band Leader
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Storyline

A small radio station is saved of getting bankrupt by a backer, who invests money for a TV equipment, if the owner allows, that his dancing daughter Annabelle can dance and sing on the screen, but due to her voice, her singing had to be dubbed by the owner's girl friend Pat Abbott.But problems start, when the owner starts dating Annabelle. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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KENNY BAKER Romantic Cavalier of the air! and FRANCES LANGFORD Radio's Lady of Son! - Glamorous ANN MILLER Sparkling star of twinkling toes! BORRAH MINEVITCH and his HARMONICA RASCALS Master of comedy and rhythm! See more »


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Approved | See all certifications »
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15 October 1940 (USA)  »

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Romance and Rhythm  »

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| (1953 re-release)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Frances Langford dubbed Ann Miller's sining voice in addition to her own. See more »

Connections

Follows The Hit Parade (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Cool of the Evening
Written by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
Performed by Six Hits and a Miss with the Jan Garber Orchestra
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Grade B musical sparked by Hugh Herbert's antics and Johnny Puleo's Harmonica Gang
12 February 2001 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This is another of those B musicals from the forties with a dumb plot line and lots of songs. The only real treats here are the hilarious antics of that king of the illogical, Hugh Herbert, who gets much screen time and the introduction of Johnny Puleo and His Harmonica Gang, always a delight. Ann Miller in an early role plays a straight role but does get to dance some and show her stuff. Only watch if you're a fan of one or all of these three. It got Oscar noms for score and song, but frankly I don't think it deserved them.


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