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The Goldwyn Girls,
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The music of I Want to Be a Minstrel Man, sung by Harold Nicholas and chorus girls (Lucille Ball is clearly visible at 39:10 for a few seconds), was reused by composer Burton Lane in Royal Wedding (1951) as You're All the World to Me, where Astaire dances on the floor, walls and ceiling. See more »
All of the films of Eddie Cantor are great, but my two favorites have to be "Whoopee!" and this one. The storyline has our hero going to Egypt to inherit a 77 million dollar fortune, followed by a platoon of other people who would like to lay a prior claim to it. Among the co-stars are lovely Ann Sothern, in one of her earliest roles as the ingénue, and amazing Ethel Merman who really gives us "An Earful Of Music" in the opening sequence. Also along for the ride are the very young Nicholas Brothers who prove why they were so popular, and if you blink, you'll miss a glimpse of young Lucille Ball as one of the famed Goldwyn Girls. The finale is shot in spectacular three-color Technicolor, which was in an experimental stage at this point. Love this film.
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