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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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Sam Weaver
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Beulah Clancy
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Sharkey
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Douglas Dawson
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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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Aquilo, Sim, Era Vida!  »

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Trivia

After Mayor Angelo J. Rossi complained that "Frisco" was an inappropriate contraction of his city's name, 20th-Century Fox agreed that whenever it was shown in San Francisco and its suburbs, the film would be renamed, "Hello, San Francisco, Hello". See more »

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

Soundtracks

Sweet Cider Time, When You Were Mine
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Music by Percy Wenrich
Lyrics by Joseph McCarthy
Performed by Alice Faye
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Hello, Alice
8 May 2002 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Totally delightful Fox musical in glowing Technicolor with many lavishly staged songs. (My particular favorite is `Ragtime Cowboy Joe') The only new tune is an Oscar-winner - `You'll Never Know' sincerely rendered by Alice Faye. On the dancing side there's a sneak-preview of `Starlight Express' with a number on roller skates proving that there's nothing new under the sun.

It is easy to see why Alice was such a bright star for so long; she has looks, charm and a beautiful deep singing voice. On the other hand I've never really warmed to John Payne, I find him very stiff and he does nothing to change my opinion here. Laird Cregar overacts outrageously to great effect cast against his usual menacing or sinister type.

`Hello, Frisco, Hello' is actually a reworking of 1935's `King of Burlesque' which also featured Jack Oakie and Alice Faye. What the film is not is any sort of feminist tract. We are expected to believe that Alice's character, beautiful and talented enough to conquer London's West End Musical Mecca, is incomplete without the love of Payne's Barbary Coast promoter, a cad who has previously dropped her callously to marry a socialite for her status in the community.

However, nuances of character are hardly the thing in these Hollywood musicals and I can assure you that `Hello, Frisco, Hello' is a total treat.


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