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Panama Hattie (1942)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | September 1942 (USA)
Hattie Maloney runs a saloon in Panama where assorted characters congregate where they frequently sing and dance Cole Porter numbers. An upper class gentleman arrives and sparks fly between... See full summary »

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(screenplay), (screenplay) (as Wilkie Mahoney) | 2 more credits »
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Hattie Maloney runs a saloon in Panama where assorted characters congregate where they frequently sing and dance Cole Porter numbers. An upper class gentleman arrives and sparks fly between him and Hattie. They try and overcome complications betweens songs.

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TO THE FRONT of the HIT PARADE! (original print ad) See more »

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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Joe Yule, who appears uncredited as a waiter, is the father of cast member Mickey Rooney, whose real name is Joe Yule, Jr. See more »

Quotes

Hattie Maloney: They're from the other side of the tracks, and I don't want to get run over crossing!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the opening credits, the lead actors break through a giant screen that states: "Warning! Any resemblance between the three sailors in this story and human beings is purely accidental." See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Let's Be Buddies
(1940)
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Sung by Ann Sothern (uncredited) with Jackie Horner (uncredited) and Virginia O'Brien (uncredited) with Alan Mowbray (uncredited)
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mediocre MGM version of Merman's Broadway hit
22 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Highly mediocre musical is a botched filmization of Ethel Merman's Broadway smash. In this one, the marvelous Ann Sothern at the peak of her pin-up girl beauty almost saves the film with another delightful performance. Glossy MGM production values and a game cast including Dan Dailey, Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien and the lovely Lena Horne give it their all. Story is very thin but this was still a huge hit at the time. Probably because Miss Sothern was then one of MGM's top box-office draws at the time. Sothern's "Lady Be Good"(MGM,1941) is a far superior film with a charming script and an Oscar-winning song but was somehow less popular than "Panama Hattie." WHo knows why some films make a fortune and others tank....


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