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Artists & Models (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 13 August 1937 (USA)
Mac Brewster (Benny) is head of an advertising firm that is in debt. The million-dollar Townsend Silver contract could save the firm, but the wealthy playboy Alan Townsend (Arlen) wants an ... See full summary »

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Charles Adler ...
Yacht Club Boys Member (as Yacht Club Boys)
James V. Kern ...
Yacht Club Boys Member (as Yacht Club Boys)
George Kelly ...
Yacht Club Boys Member (as Yacht Club Boys)
Billy Mann ...
Yacht Club Boys Member (as Yacht Club Boys)
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Mrs. Townsend
Anne Canova ...
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Mac Brewster (Benny) is head of an advertising firm that is in debt. The million-dollar Townsend Silver contract could save the firm, but the wealthy playboy Alan Townsend (Arlen) wants an amateur from high society rather than a professional model to become "the Townsend Girl." Upset that she was passed over sight-unseen as a professional, Brewster's top model (Lupino) goes to Miami with plans to bump into Townsend and pass as a society debutante. Written by LJ Copley

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Comedy | Musical

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13 August 1937 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)|

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1.37 : 1
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During the Artists and Models Ball scene, a number of actual artists and cartoonists are briefly shown drawing Sandra Storme for charity, and the works are actually theirs. These artists include Peter Arno, McClelland Barclay, Arthur William Brown, John LaGatta, Russell Patterson, and Rube Goldberg. Goldberg is best known for the crazy mechanical contraptions he would create for cartoons, now known as "Rube Goldbergs." (The popular children's game game Mouse Trap was based on a Goldberg cartoon.) Sondra Storme was the top paid model in Great Britain at the time. See more »

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Followed by Artists and Models Abroad (1938) See more »

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Mister Esquire
Lyrics by Ted Koehler and
Music by Victor Young
Danced by Russell Patterson's Personettes (marionettes) and Ben Blue
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a Jack Benny feature without Rochesterrrr
2 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

Fun collection of stars! Jack Benny stars (without "Rochesterrrrr") in a love quadrangle, and right up to the end, we're not sure just who will end up with whom. Benny is Brewster, who handles the advertising for Alan Townsend (Richard Arlen). The lovely and talented women involved are Paula (Ida Lupino) and Cynthia (Gail Patrick). They sure got their money's worth out of Louis Armstrong and Martha Raye... they do a medley of songs and dance that just goes on and on....Martha Raye in blackface, which so many movies thought they had to do to be hip at the time. Look for Donald Meek as the doctor (worked with WC Fields and all the others) and Hedda Hopper as the rich society dame. Probably the best part of all this is Judy Canova, who sings a fun, lively, saucy number WHILE taking bubble bath. Too bad they didn't put her in more films. Look for a bit with Rube Goldberg. There's a cute bit with violins and orchestra instruments that play themselves. In several scenes, the audio is a little off from the video. Also, the ending is a little abrupt, but all the loose ends are neatly tied up. Lots of fun subtle jokes where Benny lets the costar tell the joke. Ongoing gag with the telephone, but you'll have to watch to hear it. Nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song "Whispers in the Dark".


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