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Hawaiian Nights (1954)

 -  Short | Comedy | Music  -  22 January 1954 (USA)
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This Universal "Musical Featurette" (production number 9303) features a slight story line woven around the (as usual) vastly-unfunny comedian Pinky Lee and Universal glamour girls Mamie Van... See full summary »

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Pinky Lee ...
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Alfred Apaka ...
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This Universal "Musical Featurette" (production number 9303) features a slight story line woven around the (as usual) vastly-unfunny comedian Pinky Lee and Universal glamour girls Mamie Van Doren and Lisa Gaye. Also included are the 1953 Miss Universe contestants, the Danny Stewart Orchestra and the Tani Marsh Dancers, and musical numbers such as "Minoi Minoi Ay", "Lovely Hula Girl", "Hawaiian Spear Chant", "Kumu in the Muumuu", "Ama Ama", Nohea" and "Hoku Okalania." Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Hoku Okalani
Arranged by Danny Stewart
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Banannas!
11 September 2006 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Ridiculous and cheesy, sure. And yes, Pinky Lee is really not very funny.

However, Pinky does pull off one of the best "bananna in my pocket" gags I'd ever seen, which truly made me laugh. How the heck did the censors *not* get that one?

Also, Mamie Van Doren looks incredible, as do the rest of the Miss Universe gals. But what about those hula performers? Not an authentic islander in the bunch -- they all looked like pasty chorus boys to me.

Oh, and the hula-hands in 3D was a very clever and subtle gag. Worth seeing in 3D for that alone.


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