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You'll Find Out (1940)

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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
Helen Parrish ...
Janis
Dennis O'Keefe ...
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 ...
Featuring (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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THE BIGGEST LAUGH SHOW IDEA IN TEN YEARS (Original print ad - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

22 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Old Professor  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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

Chuck Deems: [to Janis] How about a short rhumba and a long Cuba libre?
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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 Svengali (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bad Humor Man
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played by the Kay Kyser Band and sung by Sully Mason, Harry Babbitt, M.A. Bogue, Kay Kyser and other band members
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That's right, I was wrong!
23 October 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

In a previous post I expressed my opinion (heavily influenced by the Maltin guide) that this movie sucked. Subsequent viewings have radically changed my mind. This is a NICE little picture!

It's one of those so-corny-it's-hep 1940s comedy-horror farces that came into fashion with "The Ghost Breakers" and reached its full flowering with "Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein." Here, Kay Kyser and his Kollege provide rather more palatable comedy relief than Bob Hope or Bud and Lou, as well as some first-class musical interludes. Horror fans may regret that Lugosi and Karloff are not given quite as much screen time as Ish Kabibble, but will be pleased to find they are both handled with warmth, delicacy and a certain gravitas befitting such grand gentlemen of the cinema. As for the top-billed "bad humor man" Peter Lorre, in no other film has his exotic decadence been showcased so deliciously.


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