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The Big Show-Off (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 22 January 1945 (USA)
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 »

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(screenplay) (as Leslie Vadnay), (screenplay)
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Joe Bagley
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The Devil
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Boris the Bulgar
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Leopold Muckenfuss
Dan Tobey ...
Wrestling Announcer (as Dan Toby)
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Franklin D. Ripbogle
Douglas Wood ...
Dr. Dinwiddle
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Anson Weeks (as Anson Weeks and His Orchestra)
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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>

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POISON...as he manhandles opponents...PUTTY...in the hands of blondes! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Sport

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22 January 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Next Comes Love  »

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| (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Hoops My Dear
Written by Dave Oppenheim
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shy pianist pretends to be masked wrestler to get the girl
23 December 2011 | by See all my reviews

after a miserable day at work I watched this 1945 film and my mood immediately lifted. How can you go wrong with Arthur Lake (during his period of playing Dagwood in the Blondie series)and Dale Evans (sans her hubby Roy Rogers)making a delightful duo. He's a shy pianist at the club where he teams with Dale, a singer. He can't get the girl and is the butt of jokes from George Meeker (as sleazy MC). But his boss Lionel Stander likes him (Max from Hart to Hart)and helps him in his plan to pretend that he is really the manly masked wrestler!!! that Dale admires so that she will fall for him. Lots of fun and mistaken identities abound. Especially liked two of the song numbers- Dale singing Hoops My Dear to a background of chorus girls with hoola hoops (got to be a first!!)at the nightclub and Dale singing (her own composition)at the music school where the musicians all wander in from their various rooms to join in. Also liked the cartoon drawings over the credits they got Lionel Stander's crumpled features to a T. Don't think to hard about this one just enjoy it, I certainly did.


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