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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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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
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Frank
David Lichine ...
Specialty Dancer
Leonard Sues ...
Trumpet Player
Jack Owens ...
Jack
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Singer
Hazel Scott ...
Hazel Scott - Organ Player
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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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Tropicana  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Film debut of Roy Engel. See more »

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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

They Looked So Pretty on the Envelope
(1943)
Music by Jay Gorney
Lyrics by Henry Myers and Edward Eliscu
Copyright 1944 by Mills Music Inc.
Performed by Victor Moore (uncredited)
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Say It Isn't So MAE!
27 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

What a mess! Hazel Scott was a revelation, but everything else just a clunker. Like others hoping to finally catch this sixty year old curio, I was dismayed to see how truly dull and silly it was/is. As a major fan of Mae West, I wondered, come on, how bad could it be? And hey, how come our leading lady only gets equal billing with ... such second level comics? How did she get mixed-up in this? What was disheartening was Mae herself. Sad, unfunny, tired --- could that be Mae West, trapped in round after round of awful lines? No wonder her flight from films after this mishap. Even her work, at age 75ish in the bizarre but unique "MyraB", was better. OK, we still have all those pre 1940 films to relish, all is forgiven Mae!


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