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Out of the Blue (1947)

 -  Comedy  -  21 April 1947 (USA)
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Set in an apartment building whose occupants include Arthur Earthleigh, a meek and mild type married to the beautiful-but-domineering Mae; a Bohemian artist, David Galleo and his ... See full summary »

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Olive Jensen
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Miss Spring
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Miss Ritchie
Richard Lane ...
Detective Noonan
Charles Smith ...
Elevator Boy (as Charlie Smith)
Paul Harvey ...
Mr. Holliston
Alton E. Horton ...
Detective Dombry
Hadda Brooks ...
Herself
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Set in an apartment building whose occupants include Arthur Earthleigh, a meek and mild type married to the beautiful-but-domineering Mae; a Bohemian artist, David Galleo and his always-there model, Deborah Tyler; and Olive Jensen, a Greenwich Village type who is always slightly-but-continuously inebriated, and whose motto is "love and let love." She calls on George while his wife is out, and when she passes out during his attempts to get her out before his wife returns, he thinks she is dead and deposits her on Galleo's terrace. Galleo takes advantage of the situation by using it in a blackmail scheme against Arthur, which is shaky, at best, as Olive refuses to stay dead. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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21 April 1947 (USA)  »

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Vera Caspary's Out of the Blue  »

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Out of the Blue
by Will Jason and Henry Nemo
Performed by Hadda Brooks (uncredited)
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Brilliant
25 December 2008 | by (An American in China) – See all my reviews

What makes this movie so remarkable is that all the actors are cast against their type. Romantic lead George Brent plays a henpecked hubby in this film. Glamor gal Carole Landis plays a prissy mouse of a housewife. Turhan Bey doesn't wear a turban in this film, but plays a cool and wise-cracking New York man-about-town. And drama queen Ann Dvorak plays a screwball drunk lady with more than one screw loose. It's a gem. Then add to this the remarkable supporting cast, a script with some zingers I can still remember after not seeing this for 40 years. And it gets great Cool Points for having legendary jazz artist Hadda Brooks play the piano and sing in this film (she also performed in the Bogart / Grahame film IN A LONELY PLACE; and had one of the first regular TV shows ever broadcast in Los Angeles in the late 1940s).


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