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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

Referenced in The Doris Day Show: Colonel Fairburn Jr. (1971) 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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A hello to the arms
2 September 2009 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

With hindsight,"flirtation walk" appears as a blueprint for "shipmates forever"(and even ,so to speak for "Blue Hawai" in which Elvis played a discharged soldier mind you).Like the 1935 (shall we say "sequel"?)work,it features the same actors and it's the most distressingly mediocre movie by one of the greatest directors of the era."Flirtation walk " pales into insignificance when compared to "no greater glory" "little man what now?" "three comrades" "mortal storm" "young America" "stranded" "big city" .....and I don't even mention the masterpieces of the silent era !Borzage epitomized greatness ,and perhaps are we too demanding ?There is a good idea,the play a la "Hamlet" or how to get a message of love through.

However,Borzage 's touch is nowhere to be seen in this umpteenth version of "I shall become an officer and a gentleman".If you want to see a good patriotic movie by Borzage,do choose " stage door canteen" in which the characters are made of flesh and blood.


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