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Boy! What a Girl! (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 7 April 1947 (USA)
A couple of theatrical producers try to get backing for their musical show.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tim Moore ...
Elwood Smith ...
Duke Williams ...
Harry Diggs
Alan Jackson ...
Mr. Cummings
Sheila Guyse ...
Francine Cummings
Betti Mays ...
Cristola Cummings
Sybil Lewis ...
Mme. Deborah Martin
Warren Patterson ...
Donaldson (the landlord)
Slam Stewart ...
Slam (as Slam Stewart Trio)
Deek Watson ...
Himself (as Deek Watson and the Brown Dots)
Sidney Catlett ...
Himself (as Big Sid Catlett)
...
Herself
...
Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
International Jitterbugs ...
Themselves (as Harlemaniacs)
Basil Spears
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Two small-time (aspiring to be big-time) producers are trying to convince a Chicago businessman to finance half of their show, while the other half is to be financed by a mysterious Mme. Deborah. But when Madame Deborah is not on hand to meet the money-man from Chicago, an ex-prizefighter is dressed to pose as her. Music and dancing provided by Deek Watson and His Brown Dots, 'Big' Sid Catlett and his band, and Ann Cornell and the International Jitterbugs. Drummer Gene Krupa has a drumming cameo. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Musical

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1.37 : 1
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Although he had minor roles in several films in the 1930s, this was the only starring role in a feature film for Tim Moore. See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Me, Oh My, Oh Gosh
Words and Music by Slam Stewart
Performed by the Slam Stewart Trio
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Harmless dress up comedy in the style of Tootsie or Mr Doubtfire
20 September 2005 | by (Glen Cove) – See all my reviews

This is the story of a would be theatrical producer who somehow manages to arrange financing for a show despite barely having enough money for the rent. When one of the backers fails to show up one of the producer's friends is forced to pretend to be the missing backer so that the show can go on.

Low Key and Funny, with some great music, this is a wonderful movie just to plop down in front of when you don't want to think. While the plot has been done to death by Hollywood there is something about this pass through the well worn territory that keeps it interesting. Perhaps its the fact that other than the actor who played the Kingfish on TV's Amos and Andy we probably haven't seen most of these actors before so we have no notion as to what anyone might do.

Definitely worth a bag of popcorn and a cup of soda for a slow night before the tube.


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