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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trudy Evans
Johnny Cornell
Jack Oakie ...
Dan Daley
Lynn Bari ...
Bernice Croft
Laird Cregar ...
Sam Weaver
Beulah Clancy
Aubrey Mather ...
Douglas Dawson
John Archer ...
Ned Clark
Frank Orth ...
Lou, Bartender at Sharkey's
George Lloyd ...
Foghorn Ryan - Proprietor
Frank Darien ...
Harry Hayden ...
Eddie Dunn ...
Forman of Renovation Crew
Charles Cane ...
O'Riley, Policeman


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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Release Date:

26 March 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hello Frisco, Hello  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 3, 1944 with Jack Oakie reprising his film role. See more »


Featured in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) See more »


Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played at the Green Mill Rollerdrome
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Alice Faye and John Payne shine in a gloriously tuneful Fox musical shot in breathtaking Technicolor
13 March 2003 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

Of all Alice Faye's 20th Century-Fox musicals, "Hello Frisco, Hello" is probably my favorite. It is certainly the one that deserves to be called enchanting. The only other memorable Faye musicals that come to mind are "On the Avenue"(1937), "Alexander's Ragtime Band"(1938), "That Night in Rio"(1941) and "Wake Up and Live"(1937). "Hello Frisco" is a feast for the eyes and ears, breathtakingly photographed in Technicolor. The colors, the period costumes, and director Bruce Humberstone's nostalgic evocation of San Francisco's Barbary Coast at the turn of the century - are sublime. It also abounds in one gloriously tuneful song or dance number after another. There are lots to choose from including "Strike Up the Band," "Has Anybody Here Seen Kelly?" and "Ragtime Country Joe", but Faye's memorable rendition of "You'll Never Know" is the best of them all. IT works as a perfect combination of Faye's sweet vulnerability and honesty. Faye's co-star John Payne is equally marvellous as Johnny Cornell. Contrary to a previous reviewer's remarks about Payne's stiffness, I didn't find him really that stiff. A bit stoic, maybe, but his Johnny Cornell is in perfect harmony with Faye's sweet Trudy Evans. And I can't imagine anyone else playing that role or doing a better job.

In all, a Glorious delight.

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