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Rise and Shine (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Musical | 21 November 1941 (USA)
Stupid football player is kidnapped by gangsters. Lunatics abound: former footballer now dancer, professor interested in magic, gangster who makes horse noises when excited.

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Jimmy McGonigle
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Louise Murray
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Grandpa
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Seabiscuit
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Menace
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Professor Philip Murray
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Mame Bacon
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Colonel Bacon
Donald MacBride ...
Coach Graham
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Mrs. Murray
Charles Waldron ...
President
Mildred Gover ...
Mrs. Robertson
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Butch
Dick Rich ...
Gogo
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Stupid football player is kidnapped by gangsters. Lunatics abound: former footballer now dancer, professor interested in magic, gangster who makes horse noises when excited. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A COLLEGIATE CARNIVAL of ROMANCE, MELODY and MADNESS! (original print media ad - mostly caps)


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Passed | See all certifications »
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21 November 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El jugador fenómeno  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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A lot of fun
28 September 2001 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

Evidently this started out based on Thurber's "My Life and Hard Times," but all that's left is the college football hero Bolenkowitz who needs a passing grade in order to play and thus mightily ponders the easiest question the prof can think of. Still, who cares? Everyone is entertaining, there's music, there's a gang of amusingly caricaturical bad guys, and it's all simple enough for a ten-year-old...


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