A bumbling pants presser at an upscale hotel's valet service nurses an unrequited crush on a Broadway star. He gets more than he bargained for when she agrees to marry him, to spite her womanizing fiance, and encounters Nazi saboteurs.
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Hattie Maloney runs a saloon in Panama where assorted characters congregate where they frequently sing and dance Cole Porter numbers. An upper class gentleman arrives and sparks fly between... See full summary »
Constance Shaw is a dance star on Broadway, Joseph Rivington Renolds is a keen fan of her. After she is fed up with her fiance, she meets Joseph and marries him, because she thinks he is the owner of a mine. But that's a misunderstanding, he works at a cleaning shop. After disturbing rehearsals he is thrown out of the theater, but when he sneaks in again, he discovers an actor talking about a bomb he wants to set in the theater to blow up an ammunition store next door. Written by
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This film's television premiere took place in Los Angeles Friday 26 July 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed by Philadelpha Sunday 22 September 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); it was first shown in San Francisco 4 January 1958 on KGO (Channel 7) and in New York City 3 February 1960 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »
How's the piano, Hazel?
[Hazel runs her fingers up and down the keyboard]
I guess it'll hold up.
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Here is a perfect little film. It's full of laughs, music and Red Skelton. I've never been a Red Skelton fan but when I saw this film on TCM I was hooked. I couldn't stop watching. Between the music, the dancing, and slapstick I can't say which one was better. The other thing is the direction. It didn't seem like it was made almost 60 years ago. The camera moment is on par with correct Hollywood. To that end, it was better than current directors do. No MTV editing but good clean shots that flow from one shot to the next without as many edits. Now that's something I would love current Hollywood try. This is a gem of a movie.
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