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My Favorite Spy (1942)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  12 June 1942 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Kyser ...
Teresa 'Terry' Kyser
Harry Robinson
Helen Westley ...
Aunt Jessie
Flower Pot Policeman
Lionel Royce ...
Moroni Olsen ...
Major Allen
George Cleveland ...
Vaughan Glaser ...
Colonel Moffett (as Vaughn Glaser)
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Chester Clute ...
Teddy Hart ...
Complaining Soldier
Kay Kyser Band ...
Kay Kyser's Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)


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Comedy | Musical






Release Date:

12 June 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mi espía favorita  »

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(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Teddy Hart, the very diminutive brother of the great lyricist Lorenz Hart (Rodgers & Hart), has a tiny role as the complaining solider in the early Army training base sequences. Teddy had the lead in the Broadway production of his brother's Musical "The Boys From Syracuse" but never ever equaled his brother's success. 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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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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Kay Kyser as Harold Lloyd
21 July 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whoever said that band leader Kay Kyser was a comedian? This Harold Lloyd produced opus proves that there is nothing funny about him. He looks a little like Harold Lloyd, but that's about it. This RKO comedy is well planned and has a funny premise. Lloyd provided for many belly laugh opportunities. The problem is that Kyser cannot deliver a punch line and is totally inept at physical comedy. William Demarest has a funny bit as a policeman doing battle with Kyser, but most of the humor is crushed by Kyser. Tay Garnett was not the best choice for director; he lets a number of slapstick possibilities escape. He makes the same mistakes in his later "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court". The film would have worked if Lloyd has taken the lead himself, with a director like George Stevens handling the camera. What a pity!

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