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My Favorite Spy (1942)

 -  Comedy | Musical  -  12 June 1942 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kay Kyser ...
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Teresa 'Terry' Kyser
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Connie
Robert Armstrong ...
Harry Robinson
Helen Westley ...
Aunt Jessie
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Flower Pot Policeman
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Cora
Lionel Royce ...
Winters
Moroni Olsen ...
Major Allen
George Cleveland ...
Gus
Vaughan Glaser ...
Colonel Moffett (as Vaughn Glaser)
Hobart Cavanaugh ...
Jules
Chester Clute ...
Higgenbotham
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.

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Comedy | Musical

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12 June 1942 (USA)  »

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Mi espía favorita  »

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The War Department Motion Picture Board of Review initially rejected the film for release because the story misrepresented the Army Intelligence Division as engaging in espionage. After studio revisions, the film was still refused approval because the Army said that Kay Kyser's character would never be called into the Intelligence Service without qualifications and training. Producer Harold Lloyd suggested that Kyser get the orders from a mixup of names, but that revision was still rejected because the Army did not want a commissioned officer to be made to be the object of ridicule. A further revision having Kyser decommissioned and entering the Intelligence Service as a civilian was finally approved by the War Department. Additional scenes were filmed in late February 1942 to make the changes in the film. 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

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Played on an organ at the wedding
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MY FAV SPY ONE OF KYSER'S BEST
7 June 2004 | by (NORTHRIDGE, CA.) – See all my reviews

Who could imagine anything more ridiculous than bespectacled 40s big band leader KAY KYSER ever being a spy?? Well, that's the key in this amusing wartime farce, and its strength. Everybody knows Kyser as a benign, southern gentleman from the ultra popular KOLLEGE OF MUSICAL KNOWLEDGE radio show, so drafting him and using him as a spy is the perfect governmental solution! When Nazis are discovered using musical arrangements to broadcast coded messages, Kyser is on the case! Particularly memorable are his two lovely costars, Ellen Drew (she of the PERFECT body and cheekbones)and Jane Wyman as his cohort in spy-dom. Kyser tries to act tough ("Bartender! Stab us with a couple of drinks!")but can't quite rise to the occasion. Perhaps he'll prevail in the end! Great(though not enough) songs! Harry Babbitt sings the perfect 'homesick soldier' song, JUST PLAIN LONESOME, and bouncy Sully Mason the catchy GOT THE MOON IN MY POCKET. People seem surprised to hear Harold Lloyd produced this film. Whaddya they want- Kyser hanging from a clock?? Ish Kabibble (Merwyn Bogue) is first rate in his usual capacity as inane sidekick, but could have been used more. Robert Armstrong (King Kong)is the perfect expressionless American Nazi/tough guy. Out of Kyser's 7 features, this one for RKO, I'd rate this 4 out of 5 stars. More on 'The IL' Professor of Swing at kaykyser.net Fun flick!!


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