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Panama Hattie (1942)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical | September 1942 (USA)
Hattie Maloney runs a saloon in Panama where assorted characters congregate where they frequently sing and dance Cole Porter numbers. An upper class gentleman arrives and sparks fly between... See full summary »

Directors:

Norman Z. McLeod, Roy Del Ruth (uncredited) | 1 more credit »

Writers:

Jack McGowan (screenplay), Wilkie C. Mahoney (screenplay) (as Wilkie Mahoney) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Red Skelton ... Red
Ann Sothern ... Hattie Maloney
Rags Ragland ... Rags (as 'Rags' Ragland)
Ben Blue ... Rowdy
Marsha Hunt ... Leila Tree
Virginia O'Brien ... Flo Foster
Alan Mowbray ... Jay Jerkins, Dick's Butler
Dan Dailey ... Dick Bulliard (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Jackie Horner ... Geraldine 'Gerry' Bulliet
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Storyline

Hattie Maloney runs a saloon in Panama where assorted characters congregate where they frequently sing and dance Cole Porter numbers. An upper class gentleman arrives and sparks fly between him and Hattie. They try and overcome complications betweens songs.

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Taglines:

Dance to the MIRACLE of COLE PORTER Songs! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Loirinha do Panamá See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,097,907 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Additional scenes and retakes were directed by Roy Del Ruth and Vincente Minnelli after original director Norman Z. McLeod left the film. See more »

Quotes

Hattie Maloney: They're from the other side of the tracks, and I don't want to get run over crossing!
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Crazy Credits

Lena Horne and The Berry Brothers are not credited in print, but are credited orally by the MC introducing "The Sping" number. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Roth Show: The New York City Way (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hattie From Panama
(1942) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Roger Edens
Sung and danced by Six Hits and a Miss and The Music Maids
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mediocre MGM version of Merman's Broadway hit
22 October 2007 | by Emaisie39See all my reviews

Highly mediocre musical is a botched filmization of Ethel Merman's Broadway smash. In this one, the marvelous Ann Sothern at the peak of her pin-up girl beauty almost saves the film with another delightful performance. Glossy MGM production values and a game cast including Dan Dailey, Red Skelton, Virginia O'Brien and the lovely Lena Horne give it their all. Story is very thin but this was still a huge hit at the time. Probably because Miss Sothern was then one of MGM's top box-office draws at the time. Sothern's "Lady Be Good"(MGM,1941) is a far superior film with a charming script and an Oscar-winning song but was somehow less popular than "Panama Hattie." WHo knows why some films make a fortune and others tank....


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