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Four Jacks and a Jill (1942)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  23 January 1942 (USA)
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Four struggling musicians lose their vocalist at the insistence of her gangster boyfriend. They find a replacement in an innocent young woman being courted by a cabbie pretending to be a king.

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Karanina 'Nina' Novak
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Opal
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Steve Sarto / King Stephan VIII of Aregal
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Noodle McArdle
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Karanina "Nina" Novak (Anne Shirley), is befriended by Nifty (Ray Bolger), the leader of a four-piece orchestra, and in return, secures an engagement for them at the Little Aregal Cafe, with herself as the vocalist, by pretending she once knew the King or Aregal back in the old country. Steve (Dezi Arnaz) shows up pretending to be the King of Aregal, and complicates the growing romance between Nina and Nifty. When Steve runs off with Opal (June Havoc), the real King of Aregal (also Dezi Arnaz) appears and complicates things again. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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BLONDE BLITZ blasts the blues out of four howling hepcats!

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Release Date:

23 January 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

4 Valetes e uma Dama  »

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(copyright length) | (Turner library print)

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The first starring film role of June Havoc, sister of Gypsy Rose Lee. See more »

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Version of That Girl from Paris (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Boogie Woogie Conga
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Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mort Greene
Sung and Danced by Ray Bolger, Eddie Foy Jr., Jack Briggs and William Blees (uncredited)
Reprised in a taxi by Desi Arnaz, June Havoc, Bob Perry and Constantine Romanoff (uncredited)
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Minor effort
10 January 2005 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

This ain't no MGM musical, that's for sure. It is an early example of a vanity vehicle, in this case for rubber-limbed Ray Bolger, who would be much better served in other efforts, like THE WIZARD OF OZ and WHERE'S CHARLEY and THE HARVEY GIRLS. The plot, as such, is hoary and speeds by like a freight train. Ray and his pals, who make up a low-brow musical combo and live together in one big room, take in a homeless girl (Anne Shirley, who looks like she just stepped out of Saks Fifth Avenue) and strike it big with her as their new lead singer. Forgettable. Too bad it was made during the era of censorship. The bit with Shirley shacking up with four grown (and presumably horny) men in a single room had some real comic potential.


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