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Director:
Writers:
James V. Kern (screen play)
David Butler (story) ...
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Release Date:
22 November 1940 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
THE BIGGEST LAUGH SHOW IDEA IN TEN YEARS (Original print ad - all caps) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
That's right, I was wrong! See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Kay Kyser ... Kay Kyser

Peter Lorre ... Fenninger

Boris Karloff ... Judge Mainwaring

Bela Lugosi ... 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 ... Featuring
Harry Babbitt ... Featuring
M.A. Bogue ... Featuring (as Ish Kabibble)
Sully Mason ... Featuring
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary Bovard ... Mary (uncredited)

Jeff Corey ... Mr. Corey (uncredited)
Louise Currie ... Marion (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lady in Taxi (uncredited)
Lyman Gandee ... Member of Kay Kyser Band (uncredited)
Jeanne Houser ... Jean (uncredited)
Richard Kipling ... Script Man (uncredited)
Eleanor Lawson ... Ms. Gaby Lawson (uncredited)
Larry McGrath ... Apartment Complainer (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Cabbie (uncredited)
Mimi Montaye ... Mimi (uncredited)
Dorothy Moore ... Penny (uncredited)
Leonard Mudie ... Real Karl Fenninger (uncredited)
Joseph North ... Servant (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Apartment Responder (uncredited)
Beulah Parkington ... Mother (uncredited)
Jane Patten ... Jane (uncredited)
Eugenia Rafee ... French Maid (uncredited)
William Telaak ... Mac (uncredited)
Joan Warner ... Joan (uncredited)
Guy Webster ... Infant (uncredited)
Mary Martha Wood ... Georgia (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Butler 
 
Writing credits
James V. Kern (screen play)

David Butler (story) and
James V. Kern (story)

Monte Brice (special material) &
Andrew Bennison (special material) &
R.T.M. Scott (special material)

Produced by
David Butler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Frank Redman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Irene Morra (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Fleck .... assistant director (as Fred A. Fleck)
 
Art Department
Carroll Clark .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Earl A. Wolcott .... recordist
Gilbert Wright .... special sound: Sonovox (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Music Department
George Duning .... music arrangements
Jimmy McHugh .... music by (as James McHugh)
Johnny Mercer .... lyrics by (as John Mercer)
Roy Webb .... musical director
Gilbert Wright .... special music effects: Sonovox (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

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Runtime:
97 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Spain:13 | USA:Approved (PCA #6580) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Debut of Jeff Corey.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Gulliver's Travels (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
London Bridge is Falling DownSee more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
That's right, I was wrong!, 23 October 2001
Author: Anne Sharp from USA

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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