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Another Triumph for Frances Langford!
chank46 from United States
6 November 2008
Here we have another gem of a wartime musical comedy! Stars Frances
Langford and Ken Murray keep the zaniness going in a case of mistaken
identity. Frances plays twins, Evelyn and Pat Loring. Both are radio
singers. Evelyn is billed as the "Lovely Lady of Song" and is very
successful. However she is expecting a visit from the stork and has to
leave her program. Not wanting her boss to know and lose her job, she
gets her twin sister Pat to fill in for her. Meawhile her army husband
can't come home for the delivery but gets his pal Jerry (Ken Murray)to
look out for her as he is being released from the army. Jerry goes to
meet Evelyn but instead meets Pat and is shocked that she is going out
dancing, horseback riding and romancing a guy from the radio station.
Frances Langford lights up the screen with her wonderful smile and
treating us to tremendous renditions of 'Melancholy Baby', 'Got Love'
and 'I'm Gonna Swing my Way up to Heaven' Ken Murray proves a wonderful
scapegoat for all of this misunderstanding. Don Wilson, Jack Benny's
announcer is a real presence in a rare romantic role. The rest of the
supporting cast featuring Iris Adrian, Hanley Stafford, Thurston Hall,
Susan Miller,Skinnay Ennis and Elvia Allman are superb! The direction
and pacing of this movie is first rate. Not a dull or wasted minute.
But when all is said and done, it's Frances Langford that stands out
from all the rest with her combination of beauty, charm, vocal
technique that make this movie work so well. Her timing and interaction
with the other members of the cast is tremendous. I can never figure
out why she was never considered to be a good actress. Her comedy is
hilarious and she can deliver a serious line with the best of them. By
all means see this movie!...If you can...It is a rarity and needs to be
released on commercial DVD...asap!
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