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And the Angels Sing (1944)

 -  Comedy | Music | Romance  -  25 April 1944 (USA)
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The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nancy Angel
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Happy Morgan
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Bobby Angel
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Josie Angel
Mimi Chandler ...
Patti Angel
Raymond Walburn ...
Pop Angel
Eddie Foy Jr. ...
Fuzzy Johnson
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Oliver
Mikhail Rasumny ...
Schultz
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Holman
George McKay ...
House Man
Harry Barris ...
Saxy
Donald Kerr ...
Mickey
Perc Launders ...
Miller
Tom Kennedy ...
Potatoes
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The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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4... Count 'Em... 4 Heavenly Honeys... and One Lone Wolf! See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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25 April 1944 (USA)  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in Preston Sturges and 'The Miracle of Morgan's Creek' (2005) See more »

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HIS ROCKING HORSE RAN AWAY
Written by Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Betty Hutton
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Delightful Dorothy Lamour Comedy Musical Waiting For Rediscovery
25 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

AND THE ANGELS SING is a utterly entertaining comedy/musical starring Dorothy Lamour and Fred MacMurray with rising young actresses Betty Hutton and Diana Lynn in featured roles. This movie doesn't have much of a reputation thanks to the fact it curiously has been seldom seen in recent decades. It has never aired on any major national cable channel to my knowledge yet it was a major Paramount film and a big hit at the time.

Lamour and Hutton are the main attractions in a sister singing quartet who get the shaft from sneaky band leader Fred MacMurray. Eventually Betty pursues Fred - and Fred pursues Dorothy. The songs in this film are sensational - Lamour croons the lovely "It Could Happen to You", Hutton stops the show with the outrageous "My Rocking Horse Ran Away", and the sister act sings a lot of songs in best Andrew Sisters harmony including the very charming "The First Hundred Years" and the sassy "Knocking On Your Own Front Door".

Too bad TCM didn't get this for their retrospective on Hutton films a few years ago - it's one of her best even if she does play second fiddle to Lamour (though she holds her own). And Dorothy Lamour gives one of her best performances, she can handle comedy and music with equal ease and of course is one of the best lookers ever in movies as icing on the cake.


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