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Garden of the Moon (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 1 October 1938 (USA)
John Quinn is the ruthless manager of the night club Garden of the Moon. He has booked Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees for a season as his band, but due to a car accident Vallee can't... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... John Quinn
... Toni Blake
... Don Vincente
... Slappy Harris
... Maurice
... Mrs. Lornay
... Mary Stanton
... Miss Calder
... Rick Fulton
... Maharajah of Sund
... Angus McGillicuddy
... Peter McGillicuddy
Larry Williams ... Trent
Ray Mayer ... Musician
... Musician
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John Quinn is the ruthless manager of the night club Garden of the Moon. He has booked Rudy Vallee & his Connecticut Yankees for a season as his band, but due to a car accident Vallee can't work for a while, Quinn's secretary Toni Blake is only able to get the unknown band of Don Vincente. Quinn makes it clear to Vincente, that he has only to work for a fortneight, untill Valle is able to work. Vincente doesn't like the way of Quinn handling his personal and they start their small private war against each other. Vincente falls in love with Toni Blake, and when Vincente becomes famous, inspite of Quinn's trials to make a fool out of him and gets an offer for a radio programm, he gladly accepts. But Toni Blake don't want to leave her job in the Garden of the Moon, so Quinn starts his game to get Vincente back. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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1 October 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

No Mundo da Lua  »

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Trivia

Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Rosella Towne (Secretary), Jack Mower (Waiter), Hal Craig (Detective), John Harron (Photographer), Don DeFore (Cowboy Buck Delanye) and Sonny Chorre (Leaping Deer). See more »

Quotes

Toni Blake: I hope you got your pants pressed.
Slappy Harris: Well, at least I got 'em on.
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The credits are printed into a restaurant menu and the pages are turned by a male hand. See more »

Soundtracks

I'll String Along With You
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Partially sung a cappella by Pat O'Brien (with modified lyrics: "I May Not Be an Angel ...")
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Surprisingly Funny
18 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

I didn't care for the music, which looked as if it were going to be a dominant component of this movie. I stuck with it a little, though, and I'm really glad: Pat O'Brien is very funny as a variation on Oscar Jaffe from "Twentieth Century." He's demanding and devious. When crossed, he faux-accidentally breaks a watch he tearfully says was given him by his late mother. Toward the end of the movie, thought we already know it is a ruse, he does this and his secretary -- Penny Singleton in mousy costuming -- says his mother is on the phone. And she wants a tip on the next race at Saratoga.

John Payne as the bandleader is OK. The rest of the cast is OK. Jimmie Fiddler plays himself, in a sizable role and that's a nice touch.

The writing is the star here, though. And it is a great role for O'Brien.


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