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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cindy Kimbell
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Rick Belrow Livingston
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Lisa Bellmount
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Papa Eric Schlemmer
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Judge Gordon Kimbell
Bobby Van ...
Ludwig Schlemmer
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Mrs. Livingston
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Mrs. Kimbell
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Nat King Cole
Dean Miller ...
Mac
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Ted, News Photographer
Philip Tonge ...
Hemmingway, Butler
Jonathan Cott ...
Jim, Cop
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Dennis Kimball (as Bobby Hyatt)
Rudy Lee ...
Jimmy
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Rick Belrow Livingston, in love with Broadway star Lisa, is sentenced to 30 days in jail for speeding through a small town. He persuades the judge's daughter Cindy to let him leave for one night, so that he can visit Lisa on her birthday. After that he goes on the town with Cindy and she falls in love with him. But Dr. Schemmer wants his son to become her husband. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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THE NEW HIPPITY-HOP MUSICAL! (original print ad - all caps)

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Musical | Romance

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10 April 1953 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

When you pull up Nat king Cole`s photo gallery, most of the photos have dates AFTER Mr.Cole was dead. See more »

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During Ludwig's hopping dance through town, when he goes from the Indian statue to the horse, a shadow of the camera crane is visible and moving on the brick wall behind him. See more »

Connections

References The Merry Widow (1952) See more »

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My Gaucho
Music by Nicholas Brodszky
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Danced by Ann Miller
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"Music and Merriment in Color by Technicolor!"
10 May 2003 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

The tagline I quote above was prominently featured on the posters outside the Bay Theater in Pacific Palisades, California, where I saw this film in mid-summer of the year of its release. I hadn't yet entered my teens and, up to that point, had only seen "Singin' in the Rain" from among the treasure trove of M-G-M's greatest musicals. So with my admittedly undeveloped critical tastes, this amiable pastiche seemed pretty good. And Busby Berkeley's showstopping inventions - Ann Miller's tap dance among all those disembodied instrumentalists and Bobby Van's seemingly endless pogo dance through the small town of M-G-M's backlot (One can only imagine Berkeley slave-driving Mr. Van to achieve that amazing feat of energy and agility!) - are still moments I can distinctly remember from that first viewing.

Even when M-G-M wasn't adding a Midas touch to one of their musicals, the studio assembled some talented professionals both before and behind the cameras, and this one has its share. And for fans of Nat King Cole, one of the all-time greats, there's even a brief song in a nightclub (the sort of thing that M-G-M could easily excise to spare the sensitivities of white Southerners, as they did with Lena Horne's solos in previous Technicolor memories, although by the mid-Fifties, Mr. Cole's appearance was probably not removed for bookings below the Mason-Dixon line.)


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