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Hot Rhythm (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 22 April 1944 (USA)
Jimmy O'Brien (Robert Lowery)and Sammy Rubin (Sidney Miller), write jingle commercials for radio, and meet Mary Adams (Dona Drake), who wants to break into radio as a soloist for a band. ... See full summary »

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Jimmy O'Brien
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Tim Ryan ...
Mr. O'Hara (as Tim)
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Sammy Rubin
Jerry Cooper ...
Tommy Taylor
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Mr. Whiffle
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Herman Strohbach
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Jackson
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Alice Jones
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Mr. Peroni
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Jimmy O'Brien (Robert Lowery)and Sammy Rubin (Sidney Miller), write jingle commercials for radio, and meet Mary Adams (Dona Drake), who wants to break into radio as a soloist for a band. The pair take a recording of Tommy Taylor's band and make a a record with Mary doing the vocal. Throught an error, 10,000 pressings are made and released through the record company owned by J.P. O'Hara (Tim Ryan). Taylor (Jerry Cooper) has always refused to have a girl singer, and through his agent Herman Strohbach (Robert Kent)threatens to sue Jimmy. Taylor hasn't heard the record but when he does he changes his mind, and instructs Strohbach to find her and sign her to a contract. Through a misunderstanding, Strohbach signs Polly Kane ('Irene Ryan'), O'Hara's wacky secretary. O'Hara doesn't know that Taylor has decided to us Mary as his vocalist, and fires Jimmy and Sammy when they tell him what has happened. Things eventually get straightened out but Strohbach finds himself with Polly under a ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Merry Musical With 6 Swing Songs! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance | War

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22 April 1944 (USA)  »

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Ritmos y amores  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecast in New York City Friday 23 July 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2); in Los Angeles, television viewers got their first chance to see it Wednesday 14 December 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »

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Shampoo Jingle
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Sung to the tune of "The Little Brown Jug" (1869)
Music by Joseph Winner
Lyricst unknown
Played on piano by Sidney Miller and sung by Robert Lowery
Reprised by Dona Drake on the air
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Curiosity Piece
19 November 2001 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

One doesn't expect much from a Monogram movie, and Hot Rhythm is no exception. However, those of us who enjoyed Irene Ryan as "Granny" on The Beverly Hillbillies TV series will get a kick out of seeing Ryan in her younger days in a different role. She plays a goofy (a la Gracie Allen) secretary to her boss, played by her real-life husband Tim Ryan, who's the head of a radio jingle production company. And movie buffs may not recognize silent-movie comedian Harry Langdon in one of his final roles before his death. An OK film for late night bouts of insomnia.


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