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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 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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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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2 August 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Diamonds and Crime  »

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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

Col. Hector Phyffe: [seeing his wife appear unexpectedly as he is kissing another woman] My wife! Stand by to render first aid!
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Referenced in Inglourious Basterds (2009) See more »

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I LOVED YOU TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE
Written by Phil Boutelje and Foster Carling
Performed by June Havoc
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Very Very Funny
28 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A B film but a very funny comedy starring Martha Scott and Dennis O'Keefe as newlyweds who get caught up in the schemes of daddy (Adolphe Menjou) as he tries to win back mama's (Billie Burke) money at a crooked roulette wheel. Not much on plot but very funny with Menjou's opera singer wife (Pola Negri in her first American film in more than a decade)) singing Wagner at any given moment.

The film rushes between standard comedy and weird comments to the camera. There's also a running gag about an actress who is only in the film because she's dating the director. And then there's that animated wallpaper.

Co-Stars include June Havoc, who steals the film as a nightclub singer who at one point sings a duet with herself, Walter Kingsford, Bess Flowers, Barton Hepburn, Georges Metaxa, Paul Porcasi, Harry Tyler, Matt McHugh, and Bert Roach. as the flustered cab rider.

The real interest here is of course Pola Negri in a talkie ... and she's very funny indeed and looks great.


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