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With their employer bankrupt, servants scheme to marry maid Millie to a rich husband. But Frank Sinatra lives across the street...

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Millie Pico (as Michele Morgan)
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Mike O'Brien
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Frank
Leon Errol ...
Cyrus Drake
Marcy McGuire ...
Mickey
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Sir Victor Fitzroy Victor
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Sandy Brooks
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Mrs. Georgia Keating
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Katherine Keating
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Marty (as Mel Torme)
Paul Hartman ...
Byngham (as Paul)
Grace Hartman ...
Hilda
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Oscar
Ivy Scott ...
Mrs. Whiffin
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Storyline

Formerly rich Mr. Drake is broke...with his household staff's wages seven months in arrears. Conniving valet Mike O'Brien hatches a scheme to pass off scullery maid Millie as Drake's debutante daughter and net a rich husband for the benefit of all. But all kinds of complications, romantic and otherwise, intervene... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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THE SINATRA SHOW


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December 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Lua a Seu Alcance  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Trivia

The musical play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 4 April 1940 and closed on 15 June 1940 after 84 performances. The opening night cast included June Allyson, Lee Dixon (as Mike O'Brien), Vera-Ellen, Leif Erickson, Jack Haley (also in the film) and Shirley Ross. See more »

Goofs

During the song "when it comes to love you're on your own" (c.62 minutes) the doorways have no panes of glass in them on the lower rows, as the house staff join in the song. See more »

Quotes

Cyrus Drake: Would you say I was inebriated last night?
Byngham: Oh no, sir. Although you did have Whiffen cook you six pancakes and you spent an hour trying to play them on the Victrola.
Cyrus Drake: Mmm...how'd they sound?
Byngham: Much better after you put the syrup on.
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Connections

Referenced in Night Court: Can't Buy Me Love (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Symphony No.5 in C Minor, Op.67
(1809)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
The first four notes played on piano by Victor Borge twice
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Sinatra, Torme, and Borge in their youth
28 April 2002 | by (Minnesota) – See all my reviews

This is not the best of films, but a cute, fluffy romantic musical comedy. The real treat is seeing Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, and Victor Borge as young men

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true legends.

This was the first RKO picture for Sinatra of a 3 film RKO deal. However, Louis B. Mayer was a fan of Sinatra's - his rendition of Ol' Man River moved him to tears. Mayer contacted RKO & bought out Sinatra's RKO contract in order to bring him to MGM.


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