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My Favorite Spy (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 12 June 1942 (USA)
Kay Kyser is late to his wedding. He is taking a short cut through Central Park when he finds out that he is in the army and is due to check in that afternoon. It turns out that the army ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Teresa 'Terry' Kyser
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Connie
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Harry Robinson
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Aunt Jessie
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Flower Pot Policeman
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Cora
Lionel Royce ...
Winters
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Major Allen
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Gus
Vaughan Glaser ...
Colonel Moffett (as Vaughn Glaser)
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Jules
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Higgenbotham
Teddy Hart ...
Complaining Soldier
Kay Kyser Band ...
Kay Kyser's Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
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Storyline

Kay Kyser is late to his wedding. He is taking a short cut through Central Park when he finds out that he is in the army and is due to check in that afternoon. It turns out that the army wants him as an undercover agent because a spy is working out of The Orchid Room. Problems ensue between the agent who helps him,Jane Wyman, and his new wife. Also great comedy scenes in places he is supposed to meet his agent friends.

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You'll tingle when they tangle in Tangiers.

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Comedy | Musical

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12 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi espía favorita  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

[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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Soundtracks

Anvil Chorus
(1853) (uncredited)
from "Il Trovatore"
Music by Giuseppe Verdi
In the score when Kay is nailing down the theater curtain
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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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