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Hitchhike to Happiness (1945)

Approved | | Musical | 16 July 1945 (USA)
A famous radio singer takes time off from her career and returns to New York City to visit with old friends, who don't know she's a famous singer (she uses a stage name). She falls in love ... See full summary »

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Alice Chase
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Joe Mitchell (as Brad Taylor)
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Sandy Hill
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Ladislaus Prenska (as Willy Trenk)
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Dolly Ward
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A famous radio singer takes time off from her career and returns to New York City to visit with old friends, who don't know she's a famous singer (she uses a stage name). She falls in love with a struggling songwriter (who also doesn't know she's a famous singer), and sets out to get his songs into a play that some producers want her to be in. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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(RCA Sound System)

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Hitchhike to Happiness
Music by Walter Kent
Lyrics by Kim Gannon
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Charming, unpretentious musical. Dale Evans is a dish!
6 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

Before she joined the Happy Trails as Roy Rogers' on and off-screen partner, the woefully underrated Dale Evans provided spice and spunk to a number of films--before being promoted to leading lady in this pleasant musical--with four gorgeous songs and a dazzling Dale to sing them to perfection. Like most of the Republic Studios film library, "Hitchhike to Happiness" has hitchhiked into obscurity. A pity, because though the plot is nothing special, Dale is a doll--blonde, sassy, beautiful and. . .Just imagine if MGM instead of Republic had put her under contract. In lustrous Technicolor, Dale would have become an instant star. Meanwhile, we'll have to settle for her musical-Westerns with Roy (all of them delightful--this handsome couple had charisma to spare) and her only tailored-for-Dale musical, "Hitchhike to Happiness." Forget the plot (something about a struggling actress and her supportive friends). Simply savor Dale in her prime, and she's sensational--a vivacious blonde beauty with a soothing, velvet voice and a snappy personality similar to Fox's lead contract player Alice Faye. This disarmingly sweet, good-humored, melodic showcase for dazzling Dale still remains an unexpected treat. Move over, Trigger!


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