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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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Trudy Evans
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Johnny Cornell
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Dan Daley
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Bernice Croft
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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
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Foghorn Ryan - Proprietor
Frank Darien ...
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Harry Hayden ...
Burkham
Eddie Dunn ...
Forman of Renovation Crew
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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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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 15, 1943 with Alice Faye reprising her film role. See more »

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

Soundtracks

They Always Pick on Me
(uncredited)
Music by Harry von Tilzer
Lyrics by Stanley Murphy
Performed by Alice Faye
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26 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Trudy (Alice Faye), Johnny (John Payne), Dan (Jack Oakie) and Beulah (June Havoc) share a song and dance act on the entertainment circuit. Dan and Beulah are partners while Trudy wishes for the same with Johnny. However, while he asks her for dates, he is more concerned about career. He comes into some money and starts putting on shows and he also meets a wealthy heiress Bernice (Lynn Bari). He marries her while Trudy goes solo to make her fortune in Europe. Their roles are reversed as Bernice bankrupts Johnny and Trudy's career takes off. Things come together at the end in the club that they started out in as everyone is re-united.

The story isn't really important as the film is a collection of music numbers. And they are all pretty good, eg, the scene at the Rollerdrome. John Payne's character is difficult to sympathize with and difficult to read as you can't tell when he's romantically interested in someone or not.....maybe he has some form of autism...... or maybe he is just a bad actor................his actions and reactions are very unusual. Jack Oakie and Laid Cregar who plays Johnny's friend Sam are noisy and shouty and so the film drags when these two are on screen. I think the film needed more from June Havoc who is the best out of the cast.

The story drags in parts but it is the colour, costumes and music numbers that pull this film into the good category.


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