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Hello Frisco, Hello (1943)

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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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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"I've Gotta Have You" (music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Mack Gordon), sung by June Havoc, was deleted from the movie. Miss Havoc's prerecording was released 1976 on the Out Take Records LP (which later would be reissued by DRG), "Cut! Out Takes From Hollywood's Greatest Musicals, Volume One." See more »

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

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Ragtime Cowboy Joe
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Music by Maurice Abrahams and Lewis F. Muir
Lyrics by Grant Clarke
Performed by Alice Faye
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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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