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Don't Get Personal (1942)

Elmer Whippet inherits the Whippet Pickles company and sets out to meet the two stars, Mary Reynolds and John Stowe, of the radio program sponsored by his company, as he thinks their on-air... See full summary »

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(original story "Nobody's Fool"), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Elmer Whippet / Oscar Whippet
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Stanislaus Noodnick aka Charlie
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Mary Reynolds
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Susan Blair
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Paul Stevens
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John Stowe
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Jules Kinsey
Andrew Tombes ...
James M. Snow
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Lucky
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Pitchman
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Slim
Tim Ryan ...
Traffic Cop
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Elmer Whippet inherits the Whippet Pickles company and sets out to meet the two stars, Mary Reynolds and John Stowe, of the radio program sponsored by his company, as he thinks their on-air quarreling is real. Two former associates, Jules Kinsey and J.M. Snow cross him up by substituting Susan Blair, an office secretary, for Mary and Elmer thinks the show's writer Paul Stevens is John. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Whoo-Who-o-o! HOLD YOUR SIDES AND TAPE YOUR RIBS...it's the funniest film in years! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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2 January 1942 (USA)  »

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No se propasen  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Now What Do We Do?
Written by Jack Brooks and Norman Berens
Sung by Jane Frazee and Robert Paige
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One Hugh Herbert is silliness personified; Two makes for pure insanity.
6 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's all about pickles in this B Universal musical farce where lookalike cousins cause a ton of confusion in the bequest of Whickett's pickles. Small town cousin Herbert goes to New York to collect his inheritance, and total confusion ensues. It's a game of words as a very everybody in the film seems like a mental hospital escapee. A game show of ridiculous questions, a wise cracking parrot, multiple confusions over who is who, and it's obvious that Universal was still trying to capture on their success with the film version of "Hellzapoppin'". Jane Frazee provides the songs Mischa Auer is a sardonic taxi driver, and with Herbert, there are twice as many giggles and "Woo hoo's" as normal. Other funny people such as Sterling Holloway, Robert Paige as Frazee's rather goofy love interest, plus Ernest Truex, Claude Alister and Tim Ryan provide a really amusing hour. This is for modern audiences who haven't forgotten how to laugh and is a nice surprise.


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