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George White's Scandals (1945)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  18 February 1946 (Sweden)
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This Broadway revue is about two love affairs. The romance between the comedienne Joan Mason and Jack Evans of Boston is easily disturbed by Jack's cynical sister, Clara Belle Evans, who is... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Phillip Terry ...
Tom McGrath
Martha Holliday ...
Jill Martin
Ethel Smith ...
Hit Parade Swing Organist
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Clarabelle Evans
Glenn Tryon ...
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Billie Randall (as Bettejane Greer)
Audrey Young ...
Maxine Manner
Rose Murphy ...
Hilda - Joan's Maid
Fritz Feld ...
Montescu
Beverly Wills ...
Joan, as a Child
Gene Krupa ...
Gene Krupa (as Gene Krupa His Drums and His Band)
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Effie Laird ...
Scrubwoman (scenes deleted)
Florence Lake ...
Mother (scenes deleted)
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This Broadway revue is about two love affairs. The romance between the comedienne Joan Mason and Jack Evans of Boston is easily disturbed by Jack's cynical sister, Clara Belle Evans, who is against their relationship. The romance between the wealthy British Jill Martin and Tom McGrath, the assistant to the impresario George White Brodway is a love hate relationship. Gene Krupa and his band keep, together with the virtuoso organist Ethel Smith, both couples dancing a lot. Written by Robert

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Side-splitting laughs...ear-tingling music...eye-dazzling girls! Here's a SCANDALS to make even Broadway raise its eyebrows! You, too! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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18 February 1946 (Sweden)  »

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Trivia

Jack Haley's and Margaret Hamilton's only screen appearance together other than "The Wizard of Oz". See more »

Goofs

In the nightclub early in the film, a waiter jumps from Joan's right to her left between shots. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on curtains pulled on stage by ladies, as the ladies walk across stage. See more »

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Featured in Make Mine Laughs (1949) See more »

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played during the acrobat bit
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Life is not a bowl of cherries for this cast
9 December 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I have a feeling that over at RKO they heard that MGM was doing The Ziegfeld Follies and decided to do George White's Scandals. White who was an actor as well as producer appeared in his own shows and in adaptions over at 20th Century Fox. Here however White is played by Glenn Tryon.

But White himself is extraneous to this story which concerns two backstage plots. White's number one assistant Philip Terry falls for Martha Holiday whose mother back in the day was chorus girl in the Scandals but who married English nobility and retired. Now Holiday is trying out but lets no one know including Terry. Holiday also has Jane Greer as a rival who is pretty ruthless about getting her way.

The second story concerns those lovebirds Jack Haley and Joan Davis who are both in the Scandals. They'd like to get married, but Haley promised his dear old parents that he wouldn't until his sister did. Unfortunately his sister is Margaret Hamilton and if you think the Wicked Witch intimidated the Tin Man in The Wizard Of Oz wait until you see her in this film. They even hire a professional escort for her in Fritz Feld who falls down on the job.

That last one is pretty silly, but the players make it work. The best song in the score is the revived Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries which was introduced in the 1931 version of the Scandals on Broadway. It was introduced by Rudy Vallee and too bad they couldn't have gotten him to do it in the film. Vallee and White however came to a nasty parting of the ways and I doubt Rudy would have made himself available for this film.

It's not MGM and it shows, but George White's Scandals is a decent enough film and it also features Gene Krupa and his band and Ethel Smith on her Tico Tico organ.

Fans of the Wizard Of Oz might like to see Haley and Hamilton as brother and sister. No one is putting a smile on Margaret Hamilton's face.


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