10 user

And the Angels Sing (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 25 April 1944 (USA)
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 »



(based on a story by), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

An Arkansas drifter becomes an overnight media sensation. As he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?

Director: Elia Kazan
Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Cheated out of his estate by his sadistic uncle, young Benjamin Blake goes to the South Seas to make his fortune so he can return to claim his birthright.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Tyrone Power, Gene Tierney, George Sanders
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of... See full summary »

Director: Rouben Mamoulian
Stars: Henry Fonda, Gene Tierney, Laird Cregar
Biography | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The life of boisterous entertainer Texas Guinan is recalled from her poor childhood with a down-on-his-luck father to her reign as the Queen of the Night Clubs. Along the way, she also ... See full summary »

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Betty Hutton, Arturo de Córdova, Charles Ruggles
Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.

Director: Preston Sturges
Stars: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A hat-check girl at the Stork Club (Hutton) saves the life of a drowning man (Fitzgerald). A rich man, he decides to repay her by anonymously giving her a bank account, a luxury apartment ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Walker
Stars: Betty Hutton, Barry Fitzgerald, Don DeFore
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy De Wolfe
Let's Dance (1950)
Musical | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Donald Elwood meets after the war his former USO partner, Kitty McNeil, who is now a rich widow with a little child. She tries to evade her paternal grandmother, who wants her to live in a ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Betty Hutton, Fred Astaire, Roland Young
Let's Face It (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A soldier stationed on an army base and his fiancé, who runs a women's "fat farm" nearby, want to get married but don't have enough money. Three customers of the "fat farm" scheme to get ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Bob Hope, Betty Hutton, Zasu Pitts
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

Director: Hal Walker
Stars: Ed Gardner, Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Show business twin sisters Rosemary and Susie, one serious and the other a scatterbrain, join the WAVES and both fall in love with crooner Johnny Cabot.

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A compulsive liar admits to a killing she didn't commit so her husband, a lawyer, can clear her and build a reputation for himself.

Director: John Berry
Stars: Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts, Ruth Donnelly


Cast overview, first billed only:
Josie Angel
Mimi Chandler ...
Patti Angel
Pop Angel
Fuzzy Johnson
Mikhail Rasumny ...
George McKay ...
House Man
Harry Barris ...
Donald Kerr ...
Perc Launders ...


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Paramount's Greatest Comedy With Music! See more »


Comedy | Music | Romance


Approved | See all certifications »




Release Date:

25 April 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quatre flirts et un coeur  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Although the film takes its title from Benny Goodman's 1939 hit, only a few bars of it are used as underscoring in an early scene. See more »


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


Written by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Heusen
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

I wish they wouldn't
1 February 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The Angel sisters go to New York to get back $190 dollars that was taken from them by band leader Happy (Fred MacMurray). There are 4 of them - Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler). Once there, they find a job and 2 of the sisters also find love.

This film is saved by Fred MacMurray. His effortless humour drags this film past the OK mark. It's not enough to make this a good film, though. The music is terrible apart from the first song "The First Hundred Years". After that, it's downhill on the music front with a number of forgettable songs. Betty Hutton's 2 solo songs are enough to make you press the stop button and sling the film onto a reject pile. She delivers them in her typical brash and shouty manner. Still, I suppose you know what you're gonna get with her. And she steals every scene of the film that she's in coz she is so boisterous. Sometimes it's funny, sometimes it's grating. If the film was just about the sisters with them singing, it'd be a turkey. Thank God for MacMurray.

The cast are OK and there is an enjoyable dance sequence with Frank Feylan who plays "Holman". Lamour and Hutton find love in New York although I'm not sure what Lamour's boyfriend Oliver (Frank Albertson) would think about the situation. He seems to have been completely forgotten in the story. He just disappears!

1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss And the Angels Sing (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: