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Honeymoon in Bali (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 29 September 1939 (USA)
Bill Burnett, a resident of Bali, visits New York City, meets and falls in love with Gail Allen, the successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop, who is determined to remain free and ... See full summary »

Director:

Edward H. Griffith

Writers:

Grace Sartwell Mason (original story), Katharine Brush (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fred MacMurray ... Bill 'Willie' Burnett
Madeleine Carroll ... Gail Allen
Allan Jones ... Eric Sinclair
Akim Tamiroff ... Tony, the Window Washer
Helen Broderick ... Miss Lorna 'Smitty' Smith
Osa Massen ... Noel Van Ness
Carolyn Lee ... Rosie, Daughter of Bill's dying Friend
Astrid Allwyn ... Fortune Teller at Egret Room
Georgia Caine ... Miss Stone, Gail's Secretary
John Qualen ... Meek Man
Fritzi Brunette ... Secretary
William B. Davidson ... Store Detective
Benny Bartlett ... Jack, Singing Telegram Boy (as Bennie Bartlett)
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Storyline

Bill Burnett, a resident of Bali, visits New York City, meets and falls in love with Gail Allen, the successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop, who is determined to remain free and independent. Bill proposes, Gail declines and Bill goes home to Bali. But a young girl, Rosie, and Tony the Window Cleaner, who dispels advice on every floor, soon have Gail thinking maybe she was a bit hasty with her no to Bill's proposal. Ere long she discovers that she does love Bill and can't live without him. She goes down to Bali to give him the good news. He learns that he is soon to marry Noel Van Ness. She goes back to New York City. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Those "Honeymoon In Bali"...UUUUUMFFF GIRLS...They've got what it takes!

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Are Husbands Necessary? See more »

Filming Locations:

Bahamas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (American Pop Classics DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Also known as Honeymoon In Bali See more »

Quotes

Miss Lorna 'Smitty' Smith: A future's like a bank account. You've got to start it when you're young.
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Connections

Referenced in The Film Fan (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

O Paradis
(French version of "O Paradiso")
Music by Giacomo Meyerbeer
from the opera "L' Africaine"
Sung by Allan Jones
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My Love For Yours/Honeymoon in Bali
12 July 2006 | by aguilaranchSee all my reviews

I also found this movie at a $1.00 bin. What a beautiful surprise! The movie was quick,romantic,funny,with an intelligent plot. The characters were all individually unique, from the window washer,fortune teller, to the singing telegram boy. I love little Rosie so much in this movie I tried looking up her biography.

The emotion conveyed in this movie lead me to watch it over and over again. Each scene can stand alone. The intrigue with the fortune teller's predictions, Allan Jones' voice was marvelous. Fred MacMurray's acting continues to amaze me. His character has such sex appeal and magnetism. It makes me wonder how many of these movies are out there that haven't been seen.


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