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Writers:
Robert Ellis (writer)
Helen Logan (writer)
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Release Date:
26 March 1943 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Alice Faye and John Payne in their best film together... See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Alice Faye ... Trudy Evans

John Payne ... Johnny Cornell
Jack Oakie ... Dan Daley
Lynn Bari ... Bernice Croft
Laird Cregar ... Sam Weaver

June Havoc ... Beulah Clancy

Ward Bond ... 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
Frank M. Thomas ... Auctioneer
Kirby Grant ... Specialty Singer
Mary Field ... Ellie, Cockney Maid
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackie Averill ... Child Dancer (uncredited)
George Barbier ... Col. Weatherby (uncredited)
Fortunio Bonanova ... Opera Singer (uncredited)
Fred Brown ... Barker (uncredited)
Marie Brown ... Roller Skating Specialty (uncredited)
Ken Christy ... Paul, Headwaiter (uncredited)
Edward Clark ... Sam, the Stage Doorman (uncredited)
Jimmy Clemons Jr. ... Child Dancer (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Opera Singer (uncredited)
Esther Dale ... Aunt Harriet (uncredited)
Ralph Dunn ... Waiter (uncredited)
Edward Earle ... Opera House Stage Manager (uncredited)
Lorraine Elliott ... Singer (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Ruth Gillette ... Singer (uncredited)
Kit Guard ... Customer at Sharkey's (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Member of Barbershop Quartet (uncredited)
Adele Jergens ... Chorine (uncredited)
Adia Kuznetzoff ... Opera Singer (uncredited)
Theodore Lorch ... Barfly at Sharkey's (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Edward Mundy ... Preacher (uncredited)
Ted North ... Dick Greenwood (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Chorus Boy, Grizzly Bear Number (uncredited)
James Sills ... Roller Skating Specialty (uncredited)
John Sinclair ... Drunk (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Drunk (uncredited)
Larry Valli ... Barker (uncredited)
Bruce Warren ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Directed by
H. Bruce Humberstone  (as Bruce Humberstone)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robert Ellis  writer
Helen Logan  writer
Richard Macaulay  writer

Produced by
Milton Sperling .... producer (as First Lieutenant USMCR Milton Sperling)
 
Original Music by
David Buttolph (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke  (as Charles Clarke)
Allen M. Davey  (as Allen Davey)
 
Film Editing by
Barbara McLean 
 
Art Direction by
James Basevi 
Boris Leven 
 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Rose (musical sequences)
 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Hall .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Joseph E. Aiken .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sam Benson .... wardrobe
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Fanchon .... supervisor of musical sequences
Charles Henderson .... musical director
Emil Newman .... musical director
Charles Henderson .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Cyril J. Mockridge .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Walter Scharf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herbert W. Spencer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Henri Jaffa .... associate technicolor director
Natalie Kalmus .... technicolor director
Hermes Pan .... choreographer
Val Raset .... choreographer
 

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Runtime:
99 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
"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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Soundtrack:
Hello, Frisco!See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Alice Faye and John Payne in their best film together..., 23 May 2001
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

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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