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Release Date:
20 December 1940 (USA) See more »
Perky young Nanette attempts to save the marriage of her uncle and aunt by untangling Uncle Jimmy from several innocent but ensnaring flirtations... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Anna Neagle ... Nanette

Richard Carlson ... Tom Gillespie

Victor Mature ... William Trainor

Roland Young ... Mr. 'Happy' Jimmy Smith

Helen Broderick ... Mrs. Susan Smith

Zasu Pitts ... Pauline Hastings

Eve Arden ... Kitty

Billy Gilbert ... Styles

Tamara ... Sonya
Stuart Robertson ... Stillwater Jr. / Stillwater Sr.
Dorothea Kent ... Betty

Aubrey Mather ... Remington, the butler

Mary Gordon ... Gertrude, the Cook

Russell Hicks ... 'Hutch' Hutchinson
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Margaret Armstrong ... Dowager (uncredited)
Muriel Barr ... Show Girl (uncredited)

Brooks Benedict ... Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Joan Blair ... Woman at Smith Home (uncredited)
Maurice Cass ... Art Critic (uncredited)
Dora Clement ... Woman at Smith Home (uncredited)
Mary Currier ... Woman at Smith Home (uncredited)

John Dilson ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Lester Dorr ... Travel Agent (uncredited)

Jean Fenwick ... Woman at Smith Home (uncredited)

Bess Flowers ... Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)
Chris Franke ... Hansom Driver (uncredited)
Dick French ... Congratulator (uncredited)
Marion Graham ... Show Girl (uncredited)
Paul Irving ... Art Critic (uncredited)

Ethelreda Leopold ... (uncredited)

Keye Luke ... Sung, Oriental Cafe Manager (uncredited)

Torben Meyer ... Furtlemertle (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... Man in Elevator (uncredited)

Frank Mills ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
George Noisom ... Messenger Boy (uncredited)

Sally Payne ... Maid (uncredited)

Frank Puglia ... Art Critic (uncredited)

Tom Quinn ... Congratulator (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Cyril Ring ... Desk Clerk (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Man (uncredited)

Benny Rubin ... Max (uncredited)

Julius Tannen ... Disturbed Airline Passenger (uncredited)

Rosella Towne ... Stewardess (uncredited)

Minerva Urecal ... Woman in Airport (uncredited)

Victor Wong ... John, Tom's Houseboy (uncredited)

Georgiana Young ... Show Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Herbert Wilcox 
Writing credits
Frank Mandel  based on the musical comedy by and
Otto A. Harbach  based on the musical comedy by and
Vincent Youmans  musical comedy by and
Emil Nyitray  based on the musical comedy by

Ken Englund (screenplay)

Produced by
Merrill G. White .... associate producer
Herbert Wilcox .... producer
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
Film Editing by
Elmo Williams 
Art Direction by
Lawrence P. Williams  (as L.P. Williams)
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth Holmes .... assistant director
Lloyd Richards .... assistant director
Sound Department
Richard Van Hessen .... sound recordist
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
McClelland Barclay .... still photographer: portraits Miss Neagle
Music Department
Anthony Collins .... musical director
Other crew
Aida Broadbent .... choreographer
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
96 min | Canada:126 min (Ontario)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

Did You Know?

In this version, young Eve Arden plays the character of Winnie, but in the Doris Day remake Tea for Two (1950), she plays Pauline.See more »
[first lines]
[Happy Jimmy Smith opens a silver dish to reveal a single slice of bacon]
Mr. 'Happy' Jimmy Smith:Pauline, what's this?
Mr. 'Happy' Jimmy Smith:Well, I know that but...
Pauline:We've already had our allowance for the month.
Mr. 'Happy' Jimmy Smith:You mean...?
Pauline:Not another slice until Wednesday.
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I Want To Be HappySee more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
unfairly criticized musical comedy, 8 August 2007
Author: earlytalkie from United States

Having read the negative comments regarding this film, I can only say that these people are expecting too much. I found this film to be a delightful and funny comedy featuring many great character players from the past. Especially good was ZaSu Pitts, who was reprising her role from the 1930 original film, now lost. As to the negative comments regarding Anna Neagle, what"s not to like? I find her to be a competent actress, singer and dancer as well as being extremely attractive. All in all, not a bad film, especially for the $1.00 I shelled out for the DVD. Also hilarious in the film was Eve Arden, whose presence uplifts any film that she happens to be in.

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