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Helen Logan (writer)
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Release Date:
26 March 1943 (USA) See more »
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 »
Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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  (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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
99 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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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 »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Hello, Alice, 8 May 2002
Author: edward wilgar ( from Melbourne, Australia

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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