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Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)

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In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Trudy Evans
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Johnny Cornell
Jack Oakie ...
Dan Daley
Lynn Bari ...
Bernice Croft
Laird Cregar ...
Sam Weaver
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Beulah Clancy
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Sharkey
Aubrey Mather ...
Douglas Dawson
John Archer ...
Ned Clark
Frank Orth ...
Lou, Bartender at Sharkey's
George Lloyd ...
Foghorn Ryan - Proprietor
Frank Darien ...
Missionary
Harry Hayden ...
Burkham
Eddie Dunn ...
Forman of Renovation Crew
Charles Cane ...
O'Riley, Policeman
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In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

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26 March 1943 (USA)  »

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The movie is a remake of King of Burlesque (1936), starring Warner Baxter. Alice Faye and Jack Oakie play the same roles (i.e. the "heroine" and the "hero's sidekick") that they played in the previous film. See more »

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Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.8 (1955) See more »

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King Chanticleer
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Music by Nat Ayer
Played backstage when Johnny mentions the Nob Hill bunch in the crowd
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Alice Faye and John Payne in their best film together...
23 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Charming period musical with Alice Faye as a saloon singer in love with social-climbing John Payne who has his eyes on Lynn Bari. The Barbary Coast is aglitter in Fox's brightest technicolor. The slim plot allows Alice to sing one of her most famous songs: "Hello, Frisco, Hello" which won the 1943 Oscar for best song.

With a sparkling supporting cast including Jack Oakie, June Havoc, Laird Cregar and Ward Bond, it is probably the best film teaming Faye with one of her favorite leading men, John Payne. He doesn't get as many chances to sing as she does, but he was regarded as Fox's most dependable leading man in musicals and matches her every step of the way. But it's her wistful rendering of the title tune, photographed in loving camera close-ups, that shows what star quality is all about.

Pleasant and tuneful, this is what war-weary audiences wanted back in 1943. A nice comeback for Faye who had been off the screen for a year.


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