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A Night at Earl Carroll's (1940)

Approved | | Musical | 6 December 1940 (USA)
Newly-elected reform Mayor Jones celebrates his victory over the crooked political machine with a party at Earl Carroll's night club. Steve Kalkus, the defeated racketeer-politician, has ... See full summary »

Director:

Kurt Neumann

Writer:

Lynn Starling (original story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Murray ... Barney Nelson
Rose Hobart ... Ramona Lisa
Elvia Allman ... Cobina Gusher
Blanche Stewart Blanche Stewart ... Brenda Gusher
Earl Carroll Earl Carroll ... Earl Carroll
Lillian Cornell ... Lillian Cornell
J. Carrol Naish ... Steve Kalkus
Lela Moore Lela Moore ... Lela Moore
Jack Norton ... Alonzo Smith
Russell Hicks ... Mayor Jones of Hollywood
William B. Davidson ... Mayor Green of San Bernadino
Forbes Murray ... Mayor Brown of Pasadena
Ralph Emerson Ralph Emerson ... Mayor Gray of Bakersfield
Allan Cavan Allan Cavan ... Mayor White of El Centro
George McKay George McKay ... Mayor Stokes of San Diego
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Storyline

Newly-elected reform Mayor Jones celebrates his victory over the crooked political machine with a party at Earl Carroll's night club. Steve Kalkus, the defeated racketeer-politician, has Earl Carroll and several of his acts kidnapped, figuring the kidnapping coup will cause Jones to be laughed out of office. In Carroll's absence his assistant, Ramona Lisa, and his press agent, Barney Nelson put on the show themselves with the remaining talent, the chorus girls and also pressing into the entertainment cigarette girls, cloakroom girls, the doorman and others including oil heiresses Brenda Gusher and Cobina Gusher. Carroll and the other prisoners make their escape when a kidnapped juggling act sends their captors down in a barrage of beer bottles. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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and Featuring the Most Beautiful Girls in the World

Genres:

Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El rapto de las estrellas See more »

Company Credits

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in Arena: The Orson Welles Story - Part 1 (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

One Look at You
(uncredited)
Lyrics by Ned Washington and Earl Carroll
Music by Victor Young
Copyright 1940 by Paramount Music Corporation
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