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Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical | 2 December 1942 (USA)
Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

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(original screenplay), (sketches) (as George Kaufman) | 3 more credits »
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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The Musical Comedy Revue That Tops Them All!

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Comedy | Musical

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2 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Au pays du rythme  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Director A. Edward Sutherland and cinematographer John F. Seitz shot the "That Old Black Magic" number, uncredited. See more »

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During the jeep ride, one of the sailors is thrown out when the vehicle hits a bump and jumps onto a dirt road. The sailor is then shown back in the jeep in the next shot. See more »

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[In front of Old Glory and a plaster Mt. Rushmore]
Bing Crosby: [singing] Germans, Italians, and Japs / Can't kick us off our Rand-McNally maps.
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Featured in Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter (1982) See more »

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Hit the Road to Dreamland
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Mary Martin, Dick Powell and The Golden Gate Quartette
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Star Spangled Rhythm- Let's Hear it for Paramount **1/2
1 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Paramount produced a cavalcade of stars in this traditional World War 11 patriotic film dealing with the situations that ensue when an attendant at Paramount Studios tries to impress his navy son by claiming that he is a studio mogul.

Naturally, this evolves into situations too numerous to speak of here.

Victor Moore is the father and Eddie Bracken stars as the son. Bette Hutton is marvelous as Bracken's girlfriend and the ensemble cast at Paramount are terrific when putting on a show for the navy.

You have to feel for Walter Abel, a mogul who is victimized in the scheme of Hutton and Moore.

Add 1/2* for Bing Crosby's patriotic song ending.


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