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Flying with Music (1942)

A man fleeing from a divorce and alimony payments gets a job as a tour guide for five wealthy young women, one of whom is looking to bag a Latin singer she believes is in love with.



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Complete credited cast:
... Ann Andrews
... Harry Bernard
... Pilot Don Terry
... Joe
Jerry Bergen ... Wilbur
... Miss Mullens
... Jill Parker
... Bobbie
... Jane
Dorothy Kelly ... Mary (as Dorothy O'Kelly)


A man fleeing from a divorce and alimony payments gets a job as a tour guide for five wealthy young women, one of whom is looking to bag a Latin singer she believes is in love with.

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Sky-Ride Out Of This World To Love In Rhumba Rhythm!







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22 May 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Song of the Lagoon  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in New York City Saturday 3 July 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), in Los Angeles Tuesday 21 December 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), and in Philadelphia Sunday 24 July 1949 on WCAU (Channel 10), as part of their newly acquired series of three dozen Hal Roach feature film productions, originally theatrically released between 1931 and 1943, and now being syndicated for television broadcast by Regal Television Pictures. See more »


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Typically Ambitious Roach Streamliner
22 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

Hal Roach's musical streamliners were given plenty of production (FIESTA was even filmed in Technicolor) but were often sorely lacking in the scenario department. There's usually a comedy team of sorts - in this case it's big Ed Gargan and diminutive Jerry Bergen. Marjorie Woodworth is invariably the ingenue in these 5-reelers. I guess Roach must have seen SOMETHING in her. Oh well. The protagonist is George Givot, a longtime vaudevillian who specialized in Greek dialect. Here is plays it straight with the exception of a detour as a blackface mammy with composer Edward Ward matching his dialect on the soundtrack. Little Billy Roy apparently made a hit as a native boy in ALOMA OF THE SOUTH SEAS and he repeats the role singing the Oscar-nominated "Pennies For Peppino". This picture was directed by RKO's early turgedian George Archainbaud and all I can say is, where was Gordon Douglas when we needed him! Very few of the gags work and, in one of the strangest affronts to comedy, hilarious dialectician Benny Rubin - playing a French maitre d - had his voice looped! It's nice to see Norma Varden in an early role and there are plenty of familiar dress extras, including the ubiquitous Ellinor Vanderveer. I'm giving this a rating of 5 because it's only 5 reels. If it had been a longer picture I would have been much more severe in my critique. But it's 47 minutes of amiable entertainment. No harm done.

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