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Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  2 August 1943 (USA)
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When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer... See full summary »

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Janie Prescott Phyffe
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Genya Smetana
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Sonny Phyffe
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Liza Prescott
Walter Kingsford ...
Senator Jummy Simpson
Barton Hepburn ...
Peter Warrington III
Georges Metaxa ...
Eddie Marr ...
Michael Angelo, Croupier
Paul Porcasi ...
Impressario
Bert Roach ...
Husband, Taxi Cab Bit
Chick Chandler ...
Saunders, Hector's Chauffeur
Lorraine Miller ...
Director's Friend
Marek Windheim ...
Pianist
Richard Hageman ...
Boughton
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When the bride's mother is supposedly swindled out of her money by a spurned suitor, the groom's father orchestrates a scheme of his own to set things right. He is aided by a cabaret singer, while placating a jealous wife. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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2 August 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diamonds and Crime  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 4, 1943 with Martha Scott and Dennis O'Keefe reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

[Looking at hat check girl]
Senator Simpson: You know, I've seen that girl somewhere before.
Liza Prescott: She's a very particular friend of the director who's making this picture. He sticks her in every scene he can.
Janie Prescott: Mother, shh! Somebody might hear you.
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Connections

Referenced in Batman: Hi Diddle Riddle (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Evening Star
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from "Tannhauser"
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Pola Negri
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Serious Problems
3 February 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie presents serious problems for me. First, I couldn't stand the fact that an admitted felon, a swindler (Barton Hepburn), was wandering through the movie without anyone thinking to call the police. Not only did he swindle Billy Burke of everything, but then proceeds to disrupt everyone's life and PEOPLE LISTEN TO HIM!!! I also have no patience for Ms. Burke's as a ditz. She is capable of so much more.


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