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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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Fenninger
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Judge Mainwaring
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Prince Saliano
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Janis
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Chuck Deems
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Aunt Margo
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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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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A Cold-Shiver MYSTERY With Hot-Rhythm MUSIC! See more »


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22 November 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

Filmed August 8-October 11 1940, the 7th of 8 features to star Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, and the only time that fellow Hungarians Lugosi and Peter Lorre ever shared the screen. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Kay Kyser: We have our business and you have your business.
Prince Saliano: [Affronted] Please do not refer to my calling as a business.
Kay Kyser: Oh, no offense, I just meant that everybody has to stick to his own racket.
Prince Saliano: [Insulted] Racket? Do you dare to suggest that the practice of the occult sciences is a racket?
'Prof. Karl Fenninger': Do not merely suggest it, Mr. Kyser. Insist upon 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 My Son, My Son! (1940) 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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Scooby Doo fan must-see
7 May 2004 | by (Maine, USA) – See all my reviews

I'd like to note that the Scooby Doo series was pulled directly from this film. I highly recommend it, the music is superb and the humour timeless. The Bad Humour Man scene is an absolute classic, and I have used it to teach about the time period and the history of entertainment. American Movie Classics used to have it in their Halloween season rotation, but I haven't seen it there in a while. In fact, I find it distressing that they now play such things like The Terminator as classics! I do hope you'll check this one out, it's a real keeper for anybody's library and should not be overlooked. And you can't beat Peter Lorre, Bela Lugosi, and Boris Karloff in the same room! Enjoy!


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