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Panama Hattie (1942)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical  -  September 1942 (USA)
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Rags Ragland ...
Rags (as 'Rags' Ragland)
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Rowdy
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Leila Tree
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Flo Foster
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Jay Jerkins, Dick's Butler
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Dick Bulliard (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Jackie Horner ...
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Comedy | Musical

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September 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Loirinha do Panamá  »

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$1,097,907 (estimated)
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Pierre Watkin (Admiral Tree) and Stanley Andrews (Colonel John Briggs) were in studio records for those roles, but never appeared. Lester Dorr was listed as a cast member in a news item but was not seen in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Red: Yeah, I'm a wolf in "ships" clothing!
Flo Foster: Can't understand why they reject guys with flat feet and take em with flat heads!
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Lena Horne and The Berry Brothers are not credited in print, but are credited orally by the MC introducing "The Sping" number. See more »

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Featured in American Masters: Lena Horne: In Her Own Voice (1996) See more »

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Berry Me Not
(1942) (uncredited)
Written by Phil Moore
Danced by James Berry, Nyas Berry and Warren Berry
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not great
17 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ann Sothern is "Panama Hattie" in this 1942 film based on the Broadway musical starring Ethel Merman. Also starring are Dan Dailey, Red Skelton, Rags Ragland, Ben Blue, Virginia O'Brien (as Flo, originated on Broadway by Betty Hutton), Marsha Hunt, Lena Horne and the Berry Brothers. The story concerns a vivacious nightclub singer (Sothern) who falls in love with a man (Dailey) who has a young daughter, but she has competition from a socially prominent woman who warns Hattie that she's not of his class and won't make a good wife. There is a subplot concerning spies who are uncovered by three sailors (Skelton, Ragland and Blue).

This a very old-fashioned musical comedy plot with pleasant music, the highlight being "Just One of Those Things" as sung by the beautiful Lena Horne. The singing from Sothern and O'Brien is very good, and Sothern does well as the insecure, vulnerable and sometimes overdressed singer. The problem for me are the Three Stooges-like sailors - a little bit of that goes a long way.

Watch it for the singing and the patriotic "Good Neighbors" finale - it was wartime.


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