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Jimmy Monahan
Peggy Ryan ...
Patsy Monahan
Jack Oakie ...
Pete Monahan
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Sheila DeRoyce
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Lillian Miles, aka Lillian DeRoyce
John Miljan ...
Arnold Pembroke, Has-Been Matinee Idol
Gavin Muir ...
Weldon Laydon, Broadway Talent Scout
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Rose, aka Rose Monahan,unscrupulous Chorus Girl
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Clerk
Robert Homans ...
Policeman
Marion Martin ...
Soubrette
Lloyd Ingraham ...
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On top of the world or out on their ear...They're the merriest, maddest, lovin'est gang that ever hoofed and spoofed their way to the Big Time! See more »

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15 September 1944 (USA)  »

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Noche triunfal  »

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This film has 20 song/dance numbers of at least two minutes each. This leaves 31 minutes for plot developments, which is enough. See more »

Quotes

Pete Monahan: Give me five bourbons straight, will ya?
Bartender: Five?
Pete Monahan: Yeah, for me and the four horsemen - Fire, Disease, Death, and Famine.
Bartender: Heh, heh, that's a misquotation.
Pete Monahan: Yeah, yeah... just get the stuff.
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Stop Foolin'
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Written by Irving Bibo and Don George
Danced by Peggy Ryan and Donald O'Connor
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Surprisingly good
19 June 2005 | by (Iowa) – See all my reviews

After a bit of a slow start, The Merry Monahans really picks up with the entrance of Peggy Ryan and Donald O'Connor. Having already made several films together, it is obvious that these two enjoyed working together and playing off each other's comedic timing. They have many hilarious moments which are made even better by their freshness. There's a nice sort of improvisational feeling to the movie that we don't really get to see in modern films. Although she's playing a pretty straight character, Ann Blyth even gets a few laughs, and Jack Oakie's just very likable. The plot (surprisingly) doesn't get stale, probably since there's only half an hour of plot development. It really is a sweet, good-humoured little film that any fan of movies would enjoy viewing.


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