Joe Bagley, owner of the Blue Heaven Club, tries to foster a romance between shy pianist Sandy Elliott and band vocalist June Mayfield. Joe tells June that Sandy is really a professional, ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Leslie Vadnay), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

$0.00 (SD) with Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Examines the dangerous business of snaring sponges on the ocean's floor that are sold via an auction exchange. Dimitri, the crooked-head of a Florida sponge-exchange, tries to prevent a ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Allen
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Lon Chaney Jr., Arthur Lake
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Joan Hollingsworth is the younger sister of Ethel and their mother believes Ethel is entitles to all the advantages until she acquires a husband, but Joan thinks otherwise. Forbidden to ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Roger Pryor, Judy Clark, Frank Jenks
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Horace Jackson (John Beal) and his bride, Millie ('Wanda McKay' qv)),check into a New York City hotel room for their one-night honeymoon before he reports for induction into the arm the ... See full summary »

Director: William Beaudine
Stars: John Beal, Wanda McKay, Warren Hymer
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The police are investigating the suspicious death of a mine owner when they stumble upon a strange Nazi plot to invade England.

Director: John Harlow
Stars: David Farrar, Dennis Price, Pamela Stirling
Zis Boom Bah (1941)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

"Hey, kids, let's get together and put on a show!" That's the idea behind this raucous spoof about a vaudeville performer who goes to college to spy on her bratty son.

Director: William Nigh
Stars: Grace Hayes, Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A skip tracer--someone who collects late payments from people who've purchased appliances, etc., or takes them back them when they don't pay--repossesses a small radio from a deadbeat who's... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: James Dunn, Frances Gifford, George Douglas
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Honeymooners find a dead radio producer in their suite.

Director: Lew Landers
Stars: Arthur Lake, Janis Carter, Lynne Roberts
Blondie (TV Series 1957)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Arthur Lake had played Dagwood in a long series of "Blondie" movies. This show, retelling stories and situations familiar to readers of the comic strip, lasted one year.

Stars: Arthur Lake, Pamela Britton, Florenz Ames
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A feud between rival newspapermen Kruger (Bromberg) and McDonald (Guilfoyle) goes deadly when blackmailing McDonald ends up murdered and his corpse planted in the trunk of Kruger's car. ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Herman
Stars: J. Edward Bromberg, Isabel Randolph, Frank Jenks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
...
...
Joe Bagley
...
Wally Porter
...
Marjorie Manners ...
Mitzi
...
Boris the Bulgar
...
Leopold Muckenfuss
Dan Tobey ...
Wrestling Announcer (as Dan Toby)
...
Franklin D. Ripbogle
Douglas Wood ...
Dr. Dinwiddle
Anson Weeks ...
Anson Weeks (as Anson Weeks and His Orchestra)
Edit

Storyline

Joe Bagley, owner of the Blue Heaven Club, tries to foster a romance between shy pianist Sandy Elliott and band vocalist June Mayfield. Joe tells June that Sandy is really a professional, masked wrestler known as "The Devil." Wally Porter, also in love with June doesn't believe the story. The real wrestler breaks a leg in a match and Sandy, in order to keep up the ruse now has to wear a cast on his leg. June attends a match and hears the real Devil announce his engagement to another girl. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A riot of revelry...As a meek pianist turns wrestler...And gets himself all tangled up with love! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Sport

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 January 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Next Comes Love  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

| (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

There's Only One You
Written by Dale Evans
Sung and Danced by Dale Evans with the Anson Weeks Orchestra
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Big Show-Off was a nice surprise of a comedy for me starring Arthur Lake, Dale Evans, and Lionel Stander
13 July 2015 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

In between the hiatus of the Blondie movie series, Arthur Lake made several films independent of them of which this was the only one I found online. Co-starring Dale Evans-yes, the partner and future wife of Roy Rogers-this is a mistaken identity plot involving wrestlers and also has some music like the song "There Is Only One You" which Ms. Evans wrote and sung here and would also eventually perform on "The Roy Rogers Show" on TV a decade later. Also in this picture is Lionel Stander-the future butler Max on "Hart to Hart"-as the nightclub owner employer of Lake and Ms. Evans and their best friend. All I'll now say is this was quite funny for an obscure movie. So on that note, The Big Show-Off is worth a look.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Big Show-Off (1945) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?