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The Merry Monahans (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 15 September 1944 (USA)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Jimmy Monahan
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Patsy Monahan
Jack Oakie ...
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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 ...
Judge
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A CURTAIN CALL HIT! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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15 September 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Noche triunfal  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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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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Soundtracks

Carry Me Back to Old Virginny
(uncredited)
Written by James Allen Bland
Sung by Jack Oakie, Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan
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Very Nice!!!
13 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have seen four Donald and Peggy movies. This one isn't my favorite of them all. It's still very good, though. Donald and Peggy work great together, no matter what the movie. Ann Blyth, who had been in "Chip Off the Old Block" with them previously, shone in this one. She is a very pretty girl, and boy, does she have a voice! This was one of the few higher budgeted Universal musicals. It shows in costumes and sets, certainly. The Manhattan Follies number has a huge stage with many dancers in elegant costumes. My favorite costumes are at the end. Peggy's dress is gorgeous. Then again, I think Peggy is gorgeous. Call me crazy! Jack Oakie is enjoyable all around, and it's almost impossible to not like him. Though Isabel Jewel was only in a very small amount of it, it was exciting to see "the white-trashed Emmie Slattery" in something else other then "Gone with The Wind". Rosemary DeCamp was great. But the show is stolen by, as usual, the amazing Donald O'Connor. He and Peggy's "I Hate to Lose You" was a show stopper and is one of the only clips of the film available on Youtube. That song is enough of a reason to get the movie.

I gave this an 8 out of 10 because, though the costumes and the performances were indescribable, the plot is a bit clichéd here and there. Only a few times, though. It's a very good movie and I recommend it to anyone.


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