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Hit Parade of 1941 (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  15 October 1940 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Kenny Baker ...
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Pat Abbott / Singing voice of Anabekke 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
Barnett Parker ...
Mr. Pasley
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Carter
Six Hits and a Miss ...
Singing Group
Borrah Minevitch and His Harmonica Rascals ...
Harmonica Band
Borrah Minevitch ...
Borrah Minevitch, Harmonica Rascals Leader
Jan Garber ...
Jan Garber, Band Leader
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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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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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Frances Langford dubbed Ann Miller's sining voice in addition to her own. See more »

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Follows The Hit Parade (1937) See more »

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Swing Low, Sweet Rhythm
Written by Jule Styne
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
Sung by Frances Langford
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Film cut to bits in reissue
3 June 2006 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I bought a copy of this film off ebay as there is little chance that this will ever be shown in the UK.I am a great fan of Ann Miller.What a disappointment this turned out to be.She is not shown dancing in the reissue and according to the times shown on the listing it has lost 28 minutes.The fact that the plot makes little sense from halfway through is of little concern.However when the main reason for seeing this film is cut out it makes it rather a pointless exercise.What is left is really not very good.It is a typical B musical turned out by Republic.Plenty of music little in the way of plot.Even Phil Silvers and Hugh Herbert fail to shine.In all then rather a disappointment.


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