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You'll Find Out (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 22 November 1940 (USA)
The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Kyser ...
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Fenninger
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Judge Mainwaring
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Prince Saliano
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Janis
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Chuck Deems
Alma Kruger ...
Aunt Margo
Joseph Eggenton ...
Jurgen
Kay Kyser Band ...
Kay Kyser's Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
Ginny Simms ...
Harry Babbitt ...
M.A. Bogue ...
Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
Sully Mason ...
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Storyline

Kay Kyser and his orchestra are hired to entertain at the birthday party of a young heiress at a creepy old mansion, where they uncover a plot against her life. Who is the villain? The sinister judge? The phony medium? The skeptical psychologist? You'll find out. Written by Anonymous

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22 November 1940 (USA)  »

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The Old Professor  »

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$353,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jimmy McHugh and Johnny Mercer supplied another song, "Don't Think This Ain't Been Charming" that did not make the final cut. See more »

Goofs

When Kay Kyser is in the secret passageway, the lighting changes frequently. See more »

Quotes

Kay Kyser: [to a contestant] Now, wh-what;s the difference between a weasel, an easel, and a measle? What's a measle? Go ahead and break out with it.
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Crazy Credits

"The College of Musical Knowledge" is an on-screen opening acting credit, but its members are the studio audience, since Kay Kyser refers to them as "students." See more »

Connections

References Gulliver's Travels (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

(I've Grown So Lonely) Thinking of You
(1926) (uncredited)
(Kay Kyser's theme song)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Paul Ash
Played during the opening credits and at Kyser's radio show
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Old Dark House film disguised as a musical
12 May 2003 | by (Long Island Motor Parkway) – See all my reviews

Despite the emphasis on music, via Kay Kyser & the College of Knowledge, this is a true Old Dark House film. There's a very large, spooky old mansion, a thunderstorm, secret passageways, comedy, mystery, attempts at murder, a butler (who, oddly enough, is never a suspect), creepy characters, etc. In the "creepy characters" category, they don't get any creepier than Boris, Bela, & Peter (in his first film in the horror genre). Boris plays, well, Boris, & he doesn't have quite enough to do here. But his presence alone adds weight to the film. Bela is quite creepy as a "Prince" who conducts seances. Peter (who looks very spooky here & is even thinner than in earlier movies) is very good as always; just watching him roll those big round eyes is worth the price of admission. For my taste, there's too much emphasis on Kay Kyser (who is the "star" of this film), who's good but becomes distracting after a while. Kyser fans will enjoy his role, as he gets to display all of his many talents here. Ginny Simms (a vocalist in the Kyser band) is lovely in a supporting role. This film is a real treat to Boris, Bela & Peter fans. I didn't know of its existence until very recently, & I was quite pleased to see these guys at this stage in their careers in a movie I had never seen before. I rate it 7/10.


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