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Getting Gertie's Garter (1945)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  30 November 1945 (USA)
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To avoid scandal, a rising scientist scrambles to retrieve an inscribed garter from an old flame on the eve of her wedding.

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Cast overview:
Dennis O'Keefe ...
Ken
Marie McDonald ...
Gertie
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Ted
Binnie Barnes ...
Barbara
Sheila Ryan ...
Patty
J. Carrol Naish ...
Charles, the Butler
Jerome Cowan ...
Billy
Vera Marshe ...
Anna, the Maid
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To avoid scandal, a rising scientist scrambles to retrieve an inscribed garter from an old flame on the eve of her wedding.

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What Gertie Has She's Keeping But Can You Blame the Boys for Peeping? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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30 November 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Här vilar inga ledsamheter  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 4, 1946 with Dennis O'Keefe and Barry Sullivan reprising their film roles. See more »

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References Up in Mabel's Room (1944) See more »

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Frenetic Fun
23 December 2011 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

If the frantic Ken (O'Keefe) doesn't get that incriminating garter back from ex-sweetie Gertie (McDonald), it's good-bye to wife Patty (Ryan). Trouble is Gertie has her own plans, and when she doesn't, grasping butler Charles (Naish) does. Meanwhile, buddies Ted (Sullivan) and Billy (Cowan) are no help at all. So it looks like splitsville for poor Ken, unless the screenplay comes up with a last minute solution.

This 1945 production mimics the highly successful Up in Mabel's Room of 1944, even down to director Dwan and male lead O'Keefe. That's not surprising since what could be snappier fun for a war factory's late shift than these frenetic bedroom farces. They're non-stop action with the gags and innuendoes flying faster than Superman's speeding bullet. O'Keefe's in a permanent lather, while McDonald shows the stuff that nicknamed her The Body. Yes, indeed.

Anyway, you can check your brain at the door and let the nonsense take over. In my book, the movie's still a whole lot of fun, even if garters have gone the way of the corset.


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