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The Heat's On (1943)

Approved | | Musical, Comedy | 2 December 1943 (USA)
When his biggest star joins a rival's show, a Broadway producer bluffs and schemes to get her back.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fay Lawrence
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Hubert Bainbridge
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Tony Ferris
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Mouse Beller
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Forrest Stanton
Mary Roche ...
Janey Adair
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Andy Walker
Almira Sessions ...
Hannah Bainbridge
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Frank
David Lichine ...
Specialty Dancer
Leonard Sues ...
Trumpet Player
Jack Owens ...
Jack
Joan Thorsen ...
Singer
Hazel Scott ...
Hazel Scott - Organ Player
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra ...
Cugat Orchestra
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When his biggest star joins a rival's show, a Broadway producer bluffs and schemes to get her back.

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Start sizzling now. The Heat Is On! See more »

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Musical | Comedy

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2 December 1943 (USA)  »

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Tropicana  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was Mae West's final film until Myra Breckinridge (1970) 27 years later. See more »

Goofs

On wall of producer's office is a presumably old publicity shot of Fay wearing an elaborate headdress that she doesn't actually wear until she performs a musical number later in film for an entirely new production staged by rival producer. See more »

Quotes

Hannah Bainbridge: My family came over on the Mayflower!
Fay Lawrence: Oh, you're lucky. We have immigration laws now.
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Soundtracks

Unidentified Song
(uncredited)
Composers unknown
Performed by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra and Lina Romay in Spanish
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The Prudes Do Mae Wrong
26 April 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Watching this is painful. Mae West has little to do. What she has, she does decently. Mae was never a true beauty, at least not in movies. Here she looks her age and the Gay Nineties costume seems more out of place than it does in other, earlier, better movies.

She isn't even billed over the title.

It's a hapless review, with Xavier Cugat and some corn-pone comedy.

Hazel Scott's appearances are good but nothing I'd have sought out and irrelevant to Mae.

Sextette seemed like a vanity production, a mistake of her own making. This is a hodgepodge that gives her little to do and is as prim as the bluenose character in its plot (amusingly played by Almira Sessions


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