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This'll Make You Whistle (1936)


Herbert Wilcox


Guy Bolton, Fred Thompson (as Frederick A. Thompson)


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Cast overview:
Jack Buchanan ... Bill Hoppings
Elsie Randolph ... Bobbie Rivers
Jean Gillie ... Joan Longhurst
William Kendall ... Reggie Benson
David Hutcheson David Hutcheson ... Archie Codrington
Maidie Hope Maidie Hope ... Mrs. Longhurst
Anthony Holles Anthony Holles ... Sebastian Venables
Marjorie Brooks Marjorie Brooks ... Laura Buxton
Bunty Payne Bunty Payne ... Betty
Miki Hood Miki Hood ... Clarice
Scott Harrold Scott Harrold ... Gendarme
Irene Vere Irene Vere ... Mrs. Crimp


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Comedy | Musical


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Jack Buchanan is Crazy With Love
17 June 2017 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Jack Buchanan and Jean Gilie have just gotten engaged. There are two problems: she's got a mother and he's already got a fiancée, the bossy and horsey Marjorie Brooks. Fortunately, he's got two practical-joking pals, one of whom is married to Jack's usual stage partner, Elsie Randolph. She's always available for cross-talk, dancing and solving the problem of who's forging the French bank notes which have the flics on Jack's trail.

It's all enjoyable nonsense, based on a Buchanan-Randolph stage show, co-written by Guy Bolton. The performances are great, and Miss Randolph has a dance number that clearly was a show-stopper on stage, the sexy "You've Got the Wrong Rhumba", danced in a tight bolero outfit. However, while director Herbert Wilcox had clearly seen what RKO had been doing with the Astaire-Rogers musicals, he hadn't completely gotten the idea of how to shoot dance numbers, tending to not keep dancing partners together on the screen and constricting the field of vision to focus on Miss Randolph for her solo.

It doesn't matter too much. If you enjoy singing, dancing and silliness, you'll like this.

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Release Date:

31 October 1938 (USA) See more »

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La tournée des grands ducs See more »

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1.37 : 1
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