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Hollywood Steps Out (1941)

Approved | | Family, Animation, Short | 24 May 1941 (USA)
A tour of Ciro's Nightclub packed with caricatures of many top stars, including (in order) Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, Edward G. Robinson and Ann Sheridan, Johnny Weissmuller, James Cagney, ... See full summary »


Tex Avery (as Fred Avery)


Melvin Millar (story)




Uncredited cast:
Dave Barry ... Cary Grant / Clark Gable / Bing Crosby / Lewis Stone / Ned Sparks / Groucho Marx (voice) (uncredited)
Sara Berner ... Greta Garbo / Coat Check Girl / Henry Fonda's Mother / Dorothy Lamour (voice) (uncredited)
Mel Blanc ... Jerry Colonna / Peter Lorre (voice) (uncredited)
Kent Rogers Kent Rogers ... Jimmy Stewart / Mickey Rooney / Henry Fonda (voice) (uncredited)
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The ending scene where Clark Gable finally caught the blonde girl whom he had continually followed was originally longer. When Gable attempted to kiss the "girl" only to realize it was Groucho Marx in drag, he then looked at the camera saying "I still want what's coming to me, and I'm gonna get it!" and then proceeded with his kiss. In reality, Gable had seen the short and feared that this particular sequence would ruin his career, so at his request the ending scene was shortened for the Blue-Ribbon reissue and instead faded out after the reveal of Groucho. See more »


Clark Gable turns his head 180 degree to look at the Lady in red. See more »


J Edgar Hoover: Gee, Gee, Gee, Gee!
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References Second Fiddle (1939) See more »


You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Sally Rand checks her fur
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Star Gazing At Its Best!
16 April 2007 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Were else could you see Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Oliver Hardy, James Cagney, Bing Crosby, Edward G. Robinson, The Three Stooges, Ann Sheridan, Johnny Weismuller in his Tarzan getup, Stripper Sally Rand with no getup, Harpo Marx, Humphrey Bogart, Jimmy Stewart, Mickeyu Rooney and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover all in the same movie? Only in a classic Looney Tunes cartoon like this! There were more, too. I couldn't spot them all.

It's a big night in Hollywood with tons of searchlights lighting up the skies, moving to the South American music. The camera zooms in from the air to Ciro's and quickly makes fun of the high prices at the exclusive restaurant. Inside is where we see all the movie celebrities, beginning with Cary Grant who refers to several of his movies in one sentence. It goes on from there, and is a lot of fun to watch.....at least if you are a fan of the Golden Age Of Movies.

It's just a showcase for some "star gazing" and some of the music of the period. Seeing the stars dance to the conga was the funniest bit, I thought, although the ending made me laugh out loud, too. (The biggest ham of the night? Clark Gable.)

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