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Hi Diddle Diddle (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 2 August 1943 (USA)
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

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Walter Kingsford ...
Barton Hepburn ...
Peter Warrington III
Georges Metaxa ...
Tony Spinelli
Marek Windheim ...
Pianist
Eddie Marr ...
Michael Angelo
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Impressario
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Director's Friend
Richard Hageman ...
Boughton
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Husband, Taxi Cab Bit
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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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Trivia

The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. 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

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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Pola Negri
10 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is notable for the presence of Miss Pola Negri, a favorite actress of mine. She was better known for her early German silent films. I think this film is great fun and highly amusing. Good family entertainment


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