6.0/10
139
8 user 1 critic

Hullabaloo (1940)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 25 October 1940 (USA)
A movie musical centered on merrily befogged Merriweather's attempt to restore his career - all while reuniting with his three children (from his three alimony-seeking ex-wives!).

Director:

Writers:

(idea), (idea) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Frankie Merriweather
...
Laura Merriweather
...
Bob Strong (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
...
Penny Merriweather
...
Lulu Perkins
Ann Morriss ...
Wilma Norton
...
Mr. Clyde Perkins
...
'Buzz' Foster
Charles Holland ...
Singing Bellhop
...
Judy Merriweather
...
Virginia Ferris
...
Armand Francois
...
'Sue' Merriweather
Larry Nunn ...
'Terry' Merriweather
...
Samuel Stephens
Edit

Storyline

A movie musical centered on merrily befogged Merriweather's attempt to restore his career - all while reuniting with his three children (from his three alimony-seeking ex-wives!).

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 October 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El mago del aire  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was initially telecast in Philadelphia Thursday 2 January 1958 on WFIL (Channel 6), followed by Los Angeles 16 April 1958 on KTTV (Channel 11) and by San Francisco 11 June 1960 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Frankie' Merriweather: They tell me I sound more like Boyer than Boyer himself.
See more »

Connections

References Boom Town (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair
(1854) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung by Leni Lynn at the radio broadcast
Sung also by Virginia O'Brien at the radio broadcast, in a jazzier version
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Deadbeat dad
5 June 2017 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Frank Morgan who is the top billed player in this B film from MGM is a deadbeat dad. An old vaudevillian, Morgan is trying to get a break in radio because he really needs the money.

In Hullabaloo Frank Morgan has got three ex-wives with a child by each and these women want the back alimony that Morgan hasn't sent them for years. This formidable trio of ex-wives are Connie Gilchrist, Sara Haden, and Billie Burke and their kids respectively are Virginia Grey, Leny Lynn and Larry Nunn.

The kids kind of bond with each other and together they help dear old dad pull together a radio show. It's either that or marry a 4th time to Nydia Westman who is sponsor Donald Meek's sister.

Dan Dailey is here as a radio executive and love interest for Virginia Grey and another Virginia, O'Brien that is gets a couple of songs to sing in her deadpan fashion. The real revelation is Charles Holland an opera singing bellhop. Not too many black artists were doing material like that for films in 1940.

Because it's lovable old Frank Morgan the whole thing works somehow. But I doubt a deadbeat dad would get treated so well in today's cinema.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?