The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

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Ed Gardner ...
Archie
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Betty Hutton
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Alan Ladd
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Dorothy Lamour
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Eddie Bracken
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Brian Donlevy
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Sonny Tufts
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Veronica Lake
Arturo de Córdova ...
Arturo de Cordova
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Bing Crosby's Father
Cass Daley ...
Cass Daley
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Diana Lynn
Victor Moore ...
Michael O'Malley
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The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

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28 September 1945 (USA)  »

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A Taverna de Duffy  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in The Simpsons: Blood Feud (1991) See more »

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(Doin' It) The Hard Way
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Johnny Burke
Performed by Betty Hutton
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A classic radio series comes to Hollywood
16 January 2014 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

The previous two reviewers do a very good job of detailing this film. It has greater historical value now than entertainment value because the type of humor --- radio and vaudeville--- are long gone and the stars like Ladd and Hutton and Lake and Crosby don't mean that much now. Leonard Maltin labeled it a Bomb. It's no masterpiece, but that's a gross injustice. Wonder which intern came up with that? Leonard needs to look at it himself. My guess is that it appealed to older viewers even at the time of its release 1945, the end of WWII. And it has a certain ethnic charm as well that will puzzle today's audiences. But a bomb? We are producing more bombs per season now than we were in 1945 with far less historic value. I shutter to think what Maltin's intern of 2075 will have to say about The Lone Ranger and Hangover 3. Worth a peek if you like old movies.


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