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Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)

 -  Comedy  -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Col. Hector Phyffe
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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 ...
Tony Spinelli
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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Storyline

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

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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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Trivia

"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

Leslie Quayle: Hi, sailor. Your father working today for a change?
Sonny Phyffe: Yes. You want him?
Leslie Quayle: No thanks, honey. I just want to see him.
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Soundtracks

The Pilgrim's Chorus
(uncredited)
from "Tannhauser"
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Pola Negri, Billie Burke, Paul Porcasi, Lorraine Miller and others
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More than meets the eye
24 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This period in American movies saw such delights as "Hellzapoppin". Here the actors bring to attention that they are playing in a film. They make faces at the audience, wallpaper comes alive, there is a woman who keeps popping up in scenes where she isn't even acting. The dialog and the plot move lightning fast and there's no time at all to waste in this pleasant and often hilarious comedy. There's a wedding reception before the wedding, fortunes earned and lost in a space of minutes, a married couple disunited throughout. What's not to like? This film has been in public domain and has been copied, often badly and on stock of poor quality, so viewer beware...


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