Biff Grimes is pugnacious but likable young man during the Gay 90's living with his ne'er-do-well father, noted for their scrappy personalities and quick tempers. Like every other young man in town, Biff has a crush on gorgeous and flirtatious 'strawberry blonde' Virginia Brush, who gets catcalls every time she walks past the all-male clientèle of the neighborhood barber shop. Biff is joined in his admiration by his friends, Nick Pappalis, an immigrant Greek barber, and Hugo Barnsfeld, an unscrupulously ambitious young man who doesn't let anything stand in the way of what he wants, including Virginia. Utilizing both fair means and foul Hugo sweeps Vrginia off her feet and frames Biff as the fall guy in a political graft schemee. However, every dog has his day, and eight years later Biff stands poised to take his revenge. Written by
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Even though it is for only a few seconds, we hear Rita Hayworth
sing with her own voice. This is believed to be the only time in a film when this happens. See more
The skins of the bananas that Biff eats, disappear from under the bench when he and Virginia stand up. See more
Honey, why can't you be nice to me once in a while?
Hugo F. Barnstead
Oh, I've been thinkin' about it. Then I remember we're married, so why bother?
Let the Rest of the World Go By
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by J. Keirn Brennan See more