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Hellzapoppin' -- Based on the hit Broadway play, Ole and Chic hire a producer to make a musical show at a fancy estate. What follows are non-stop zany gags and jokes.


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Release Date:
26 December 1941 (USA) See more »
AT LAST IT'S ON THE SCREEN! Greater than the Stage Show! See more »
Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Tony-winning Dancer Manning Dies
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  (in credits order)
Ole Olsen ... Ole Olsen
Chic Johnson ... Chic Johnson

Martha Raye ... Betty Johnson

Hugh Herbert ... Quimby

Jane Frazee ... Kitty Rand

Robert Paige ... Jeff Hunter

Mischa Auer ... Pepi
Richard Lane ... Director
Lewis Howard ... Woody Taylor
Clarence Kolb ... Andrew Rand

Nella Walker ... Mrs. Rand

Shemp Howard ... Louie

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Harry Selby
Frank Darien ... Man calling for Mrs. Jones
Catherine Johnson ... Lena, Lady looking for Oscar
Gus Schilling ... Orchestra conductor
The Six Hits ... Themselves
Slim Gaillard ... Specialty (as Slim and Slam)
Slam Stewart ... Specialty (as Slim and Slam)
Ann Johnson ... Dancer (as Harlem Congeroos)
Frankie Manning ... Dancer (as Harlem Congeroos)
Olive Hatch ... Water Ballet Specialty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Acuff ... Drafted Devil (uncredited)
Kathryn Adams ... Girl (uncredited)

Sig Arno ... Orchestra Bass Player (uncredited)
Frank Austin ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Marvin Bailey ... Member of The Six Hits (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... Theatre Manager (uncredited)

George Chandler ... Movie Cameraman (uncredited)
Milton Charleston ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Dean Collins ... Betty's Jitterbug Dancing Partner (uncredited)

Billy Curtis ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
George Davis ... Russian Butler (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ... Photographer at Pool (uncredited)
Vince Degen ... Member of The Six Hits (uncredited)
William Downe ... Himself - Dancer (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Audience Extra (uncredited)
Karen X. Gaylord ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jody Gilbert ... Louie's Girlfriend (uncredited)
Julia Griffith ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Ben Hall ... Goofy Man in Betty's Way (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Samuel S. Hinds ... Showboat Captain (uncredited)
Howard Hudson ... Member of The Six Hits (uncredited)
George Humbert ... Chef with Bread (uncredited)
Frances 'Mickey' Jones ... Herself - Dancer (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold ... Blonde Woman at Skeet Range (uncredited)
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers ... Dancers, Harlem Congeroos number (uncredited)
Jack 'Tiny' Lipson ... Junior (uncredited)
Jimmie Lucas ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Mack McLean ... Member of The Six Hits (uncredited)
Norma Miller ... Dancer (Cook) (uncredited)
Susan Miller ... Mother Calling for Junior (uncredited)
Al Minns ... Dancer (butler) (uncredited)
Harry Monty ... Midget Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Lyle Moraine ... Young Man (uncredited)
Joseph North ... Butler (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Butler in Pool (uncredited)

Jean Porter ... Chorine (uncredited)
Jerry Preshaw ... Member of The Six Hits (uncredited)
Dorothy Raye ... Dancer (uncredited)
Billy Ricker ... Himself - Dancer (uncredited)
Willa Mae Ricker ... Herself - Dancer (uncredited)

Bert Roach ... Robert T. MacChesney (uncredited)
Bob Rose ... Shorty - Butler (uncredited)
Angelo Rossitto ... Dwarf Devil (uncredited)
Fred Sanborn ... Man Playing Tic-Tac-Toe (uncredited)
Bill Seckler ... Member of The Six Hits (uncredited)
Rex Stewart ... Trumpet Specialty (uncredited)
Andrew Tombes ... Max Kane (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Man Who Falls Into Pool / Frankenstein Monster (uncredited)
Ellinor Vanderveer ... Audience Extra (uncredited)

Terry Walker ... Maid (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Photographer (uncredited)

Dave Willock ... Orchestra Trombone Player (uncredited)

Directed by
H.C. Potter 
Writing credits
Nat Perrin (screenplay) &
Warren Wilson (screenplay)

Nat Perrin (based on an original story by)

Alex Gottlieb  writer: additional comedy and musical sequences (uncredited)

Produced by
Alex Gottlieb .... associate producer
Glenn Tryon .... associate producer
Jules Levey .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Frank Skinner 
Cinematography by
Elwood Bredell  (as Woody Bredell)
Film Editing by
Milton Carruth 
Ted J. Kent (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Jack Otterson 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman  (as R.A. Gausman)
Costume Design by
Vera West 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph A. McDonough .... assistant director
Edward F. Cline .... director: additional comedy and musical sequences (uncredited)
Art Department
Martin Obzina .... associate art director
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound director
William R. Fox .... sound technician (as William Fox)
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Ted Cain .... music supervisor
Charles Previn .... musical director
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Nick Castle .... choreographer
Edward F. Cline .... additional scenes
Eddie Prinz .... choreographer (as Edward Prinz)
Frankie Manning .... choreographer: Whitey's Lindy Hoppers number (uncredited)
Jaik Rosenstein .... unit publicity writer (uncredited)

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84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Universal Pictures production numbers 1155 and 1196 (for added scenes).See more »
Continuity: Betty picks up a rifle with a bayonet attached, but in the next shot it's a double-barreled shotgun.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Lady Is Willing (1942)See more »
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Hellzappopin, 14 November 2005
Author: kemmeter from United States

I saw this movie as a teenager and always remember it for its so many continuous gag scenes. I especially remember the potted plant that a delivery person was attempting to deliver and kept calling out "delivery for Mrs. ????) and each time the gag came up the plant was larger until at the end, the delivery vehicle was a flat bed truck and the plant was now a full grown tree. There were many other memorable scenes and gags. I have told my wife and children about this movie and keep looking for a copy of the movie to show them.

Is this movie still available in some form - Video tape, DVD? I would love to obtain a copy.

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