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My Favorite Spy (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 12 June 1942 (USA)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Teresa 'Terry' Kyser
Harry Robinson
Aunt Jessie
Flower Pot Policeman
Lionel Royce ...
Major Allen
Vaughan Glaser ...
Colonel Moffett (as Vaughn Glaser)
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Teddy Hart ...
Complaining Soldier
Kay Kyser Band ...
Kay Kyser's Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)


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You'll tingle when they tangle in Tangiers.


Comedy | Musical


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Release Date:

12 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi espía favorita  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Warren Hymer (Jessie's Taxi Driver), Matt Moore (Desk Sergeant) and Ralph Sanford (Theater Policeman) are in studio records/casting call lists for their parts, but were not seen in the movie. Pre-production news items added Harold Lloyd (as a Recuit) and Ginny Simms in the cast, but they did not appear in the movie either. See more »


[Kay finds his girlfriend bound and gagged in a closet]
Connie: Do you want to ruin everything?
Kay Kyser: But she'll smother in there! There's not enough air.
[Connie opens and closes the door several times]
Connie: That ought to hold her.
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Just Plain Lonesome
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Played by the Kay Kyser Band and sung by Harry Babbitt
Played as background music often
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Bandleader Kay is an unlikely spy in this 1942 wartime flick.
21 July 2003 | by (U.S.) – See all my reviews

On his way to be married, bandleader Kay Kyser learns from a newspaper article that he has been recalled to Army service. After a hasty wedding he reports to camp only to find that a mistake has been made; what the Army really wants him to do is find out about an espionage ring that is operating out of the Orchid Room, the nightclub where Kyser's big band plays. The unlikely spy's mysterious contact is future Academy Award winner Jane Wyman, and together they help keep the homefront safe for Democracy while Kay tries to keep his neglected bride from bolting.

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