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The Merry Monahans (1944)

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

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Cast

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Jimmy Monahan
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Patsy Monahan
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Sheila DeRoyce
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Lillian Miles, aka Lillian DeRoyce
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Arnold Pembroke, Has-Been Matinee Idol
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Weldon Laydon, Broadway Talent Scout
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Rose, aka Rose Monahan,unscrupulous Chorus Girl
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Clerk
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Policeman
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Soubrette
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Judge
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Nothing Tops! Nothing Stops! The Merry Monahans! 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

Conductor: Just out for a breath of fresh air.
Sheila DeRoyce: [while trying to hide Jimmy under a blanket] Yes. The fresh air. It is fresh, isn't it?
Conductor: Yes, it is.
Sheila DeRoyce: There's nothing so fresh as fresh air because... t's so fresh.
Conductor: ...Yeah.
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Soundtracks

Missouri Waltz
(uncredited)
Music by Frederick Knight Logan
Lyrics by J.R. Shannon
Sung by Donald O'Connor
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Very Entertaining 'B' Musical.
7 September 2010 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

A black-and-white musical from Universal does not sound promising. It sounds bland, uneventful and tuneless. Boy, will you be surprised. I think the first surprise will be that you can't find this picture available in any format, so you'll have to get lucky and wait until some station runs it or buy a copy from a DVD pirate.

But the big surprise is what a good movie it is, how quickly it moves and how effervescent the performers are. The story has been done many times before but it really works here. And the musical numbers are not new songs but they are exhilarating and full of energy, led by old pro Jack Oakie, and Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan, two very young pros.

This picture is solid in all respects, and, except for the lack of color, could stand next to many MGM or Fox musicals.


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