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I Dood It (1943)

Approved | | Romance, Comedy, Musical | September 1943 (USA)
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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Larry West
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Suretta Brenton
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Ed Jackson
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Kenneth Lawlor
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Hazel Scott ...
Hazel Scott
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra ...
Helen O'Connell ...
Helen O'Connell
Bob Eberly ...
Bob Eberly
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Roy Hartwood
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Annette
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Spelvin
Andrew Tombes ...
Mr. Spelvin
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Storyline

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 Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Mademoiselle ma femme  »

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Trivia

The last of the three films co-starring Red Skelton and Eleanor Powell. See more »

Quotes

Promoter: How's the piano, Hazel?
[Hazel runs her fingers up and down the keyboard]
Hazel Scott: I guess it'll hold up.
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Edited from Born to Dance (1936) See more »

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Hola E Pae
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Written by Johnny Noble
Danced by Eleanor Powell and sung by a chorus
(Footage edited from Honolulu (1939))
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Come for Red Skelton, Stay for Eleanor Powell, Lena Horne, and Hazel Scott
5 September 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I generally find Red Skelton films entertaining, so I poured a glass of wine and tee'd up "I Dood It" on a quiet Sunday afternoon.

Red Skelton was his usual great. I understand that Buster Keaton was his coach for some of the slapstick, and it showed. But one genius plus one genius equals some great comedy, so that was okay with me.

However, I was really blown away by three performers I didn't know very well. Eleanor Powell was a fine actress and a fantastic dancer. Check out her lasso dance near the beginning of the film. Absolutely amazing! And then later in the film comes Hazel Scott, a phenomenal jazz pianist who I'd never heard before. Then shortly thereafter we have Lena Horne in her powerful "Jericho" number. Those scenes alone make the movie worth spending a little time on.

There were a lot of musical numbers, too many in fact, and I have to admit I fast forwarded through the more tedious of them. And the plot was -- as many people have mentioned -- disjointed and illogical. But there's enough gold in this film to make it an enjoyable, although certainly not classic, movie event.


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