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Hot Rhythm (1944)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Music, Romance  |  22 April 1944 (USA)
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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. ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Dona Drake ...
Mary Adams
Robert Lowery ...
Jimmy O'Brien
Tim Ryan ...
Mr. O'Hara (as Tim)
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Polly Kane (as Irene)
Sidney Miller ...
Sammy Rubin
Jerry Cooper ...
Tommy Taylor
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Mr. Whiffle
Robert Kent ...
Herman Strohbach
Lloyd Ingraham ...
Brown
Cyril Ring ...
Jackson
Joan Curtis ...
Alice Jones
Paul Porcasi ...
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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Irene Ryan of The Beverly Hillbillies (1962) fame is a cast member. There is no mistaking her once she speaks. She is the secretary/receptionist of Tom O'Hara (played by Tim Ryan, her real-life husband). See more »

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Right Under My Nose
(1944)
Written by Eddie Cherkose (as Edward Cherkose) and Edward J. Kay (as Edward Kay)
Sung by Dona Drake (uncredited) at Peroni's cafe
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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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