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Flirtation Walk (1934)

Not Rated | | Musical, Romance | 1 December 1934 (USA)
A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler, the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Delmer Daves (screen play), Delmer Daves (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dick Powell ... Dick 'Canary' Dorcy
Ruby Keeler ... 'Kit' Fitts
Pat O'Brien ... 'Scrapper' Thornhhill
Ross Alexander ... 'Oskie'
John Arledge ... 'Spike'
John Eldredge ... Lieut. Biddle
Henry O'Neill ... Gen. Fitts
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... 'Sleepy' (as Guinn Williams)
Frederick Burton ... Gen. Landacre
John Darrow ... Chase
Glen Boles ... 'Eight Ball'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gloria Hurst Gloria Hurst
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Storyline

A Musical-romance with Dick Powell as a private stationed in Hawaii who gets involved with Ruby Keeler, the general's engaged daughter. In order to avoid a scandal, the pair break up, but meet again years later when Powell's at West Point producing the annual play that turns out to star Keeler. Written by Alessandro Martini <alemartini@geocities.com>

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Attenshun! Here comes Warner Bros. military musical!

Genres:

Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Opening scene shows combined naval and air forces attacking Hawaii in war games followed by scene at Schoefield - all in 1934,seven years before Pearl Harbor. See more »

Quotes

'Oskie': Great plays aren't written, they're rewritten.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood and the Stars: The Fabulous Musicals (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Flirtation Walk
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Played as background music at flirtation walk
Sung by Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler and cast in the show
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Spirited melange of music, romance and West Point drama
8 April 2010 | by rick_7See all my reviews

Flirtation Walk (Frank Borzage, 1934) is an entertaining if disjointed salute to the West Point military academy that flits from romantic comedy to putting-on-a-show musical to sentimental drama. Dick Powell is a happy-go-lucky private who joins officer training when he thinks he's lost the girl he loves (Ruby Keeler). Though the film doesn't really gel, there are some great sequences: Powell and Keeler falling in love in hazily-romantic Hawaii, his speedy rendition of Mr & Mrs Is the Name and the penultimate scene: an emotional encounter between the forlorn Powell and gruff, good-hearted sergeant Scrapper (Pat O'Brien). The rest is comprised of broad comedy, petty squabbling and lots of enthusiastically-choreographed marching. It's a wonder any young girls continued to idolise Powell after seeing him manufacture a quadruple-chin here - then maintain it through an entire montage. Incidentally, the curious, antiquated title comes from a romantic pathway in the film, which has a legend attached.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Começou Num Automóvel See more »

Filming Locations:

Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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