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You'll Find Out (1940)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Horror, Musical  |  22 November 1940 (USA)
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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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Whoopie-doops and rap my table! if it isn't the Old Professor himself, with those bad, Bad Humor Boys...in a baffle-daffle seance in swing!...A show as funny as it sounds, as shivery as it seems, and as looney as it looks!...Don't miss it! See more »


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22 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Old Professor  »

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Budget:

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

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Debut of Jeff Corey. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Prince Saliano: Presently I shall assume a state of trance in which the higher mind merges with the astral portion of the human ego.
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Crazy Credits

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Soundtracks

Like the Fella Once Said
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Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played by the Kay Kyser Band and sung by Sully Mason, Harry Babbitt, Ginny Simms, M.A. Bogue, Kay Kyser and other band members
Danced by Kay Kyser
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A potpourri of great entertainment and greater actors
16 February 2003 | by (Warwick, Pa.) – See all my reviews

Mystery, horror, music, slapstick, suspense - you name it - is all here. And with the all-time greatest horror actors - Lugosi, Karloff and Lorre. All we needed was Chaney with the Larry Talbot character and it would've put the icing on the cake. Who cares about the musical numbers and the singing? It all tied in to the storyline. Kay Kyser is at his best, I think, as the bumbling bandleader who gets all tangled up in this mess of a mystery. With the comic help of Ish Kabibble (who does look like a cross between Jim Carrey and Moe Howard, more the latter) this film manages to deliver chills, suspense and many, many laughs. Peter Lorre alone could've carried the suspense factor but with the other masters added it proved to be a classic.

It's wonderful how the storyline was meshed into that of a musical. That was brilliant writing. The story centers around the typical 40s mystery/horror genre - old mansion, creepy happenings, things flying around in the dark, people stuck because the bridge washed out, and music to shake in your boots by. I can certainly recommend that you check this out if you're a fan of slapstick because the horror line will definitely keep you watching. Great stuff!


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