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Footlight Fever (1941)

Passed | | Comedy | 21 March 1941 (USA)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Donald MacBride ...
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Aunt Hattie Drake
Lee Bonnell ...
John Carter
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Eileen Drake
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Spike
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Link - Insurance Agent
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Taglines:

MEET THE PRIZE SAPS OF SHOW BUSINESS! They've got that -- FOOTLIGHT FEVER -- and it's CATCHING! (original ad - many caps) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

21 March 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un difunto y dos vivos  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Follows Curtain Call (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

The Oceana Roll
(1911)
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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