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Footlight Fever (1941)

Passed  -  Comedy  -  21 March 1941 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Donald MacBride ...
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Aunt Hattie Drake
Lee Bonnell ...
John Carter
Elyse Knox ...
Eileen Drake
Charles Quigley ...
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MEET THE PRIZE SAPS OF SHOW BUSINESS! They've got that -- FOOTLIGHT FEVER -- and it's CATCHING! (original ad - many caps) See more »




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21 March 1941 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Kitty O'Neil (Amazon), Gene Collins (Dead end kid) and Alee Luke (Waiter). In addition Carol Hughes was in a Hollywood Reporter production chart, but she did not appear in the film either. See more »


Follows Curtain Call (1940) See more »


The Oceana Roll
Music by Lucien Denni
Lyrics by Roger Lewis
In the score when Crandall and Avery call on Hattie dressed as sailors
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Sequel to "Curtain Call" is very different in style
3 June 2013 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This sequel to "Curtain Call" is a much broader comedy with Mowbray and MacBride camping it up something shocking in a silly story about impoverished theatrical producers trying to raise money for a new Broadway play from a Miss Havisham-like recluse (Risdon). The pair aren't great comic actors and it's easy to see why the partnership didn't survive this film. But Mowbray gets to perform a very long variation on the old gag in which a hammy stage actor refuses to lie down when shot. It may once have raised a laugh or two. Otherwise the direction is terribly slow for this kind of lowbrow farce. The supporting cast are nobodies.

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