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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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Janis Bellacrest
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Aunt Margo Bellacrest
Joseph Eggenton ...
Jurgen
Kay Kyser Band ...
Kay Kyser's Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
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Ginny Simms
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Harry Babbitt
M.A. Bogue ...
Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
Sully Mason ...
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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22 November 1940 (USA)  »

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$353,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Debut of Jeff Corey. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Chuck Deems: Oh!
Kay Kyser: What's the matter?
Chuck Deems: Something flew in my eye!
Kay Kyser: I wish it was the plane for Los Angeles.
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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

You've Got Me This Way
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played during the opening credits and at the end
Played by the Kay Kyser Band and sung by Harry Babbitt
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That's right, I was wrong!
23 October 2001 | by 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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