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Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical | 2 December 1942 (USA)
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A Paramount Studios security guard who was a major actor during the silent film era must carry out the illusion that he is still a big deal when his sailor son comes to visit.

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(original screenplay), (sketches) (as George Kaufman) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bing Crosby - 'Old Glory' Number
... Bob Hope - Master of Ceremonies
... Frank in Card-Playing Skit
... John in Card-Playing Skit
... Joe in Card-Playing Skit
... William 'Bronco Billy' Webster
... Dorothy Lamour- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number
... Paulette Goddard- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number
... Vera Zorina- 'That Old Black Magic' Number
... Mary Martin- 'Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number
... Dick Powell-' Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number
... Polly Judson
... Johnny Webster
... Veronica Lake- 'Sweater, Sarong & Peekaboo Bang' Number
... Alan Ladd- Scarface Skit
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Storyline

Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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The Musical Comedy Revue That Tops Them All!

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Comedy | Musical

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Release Date:

2 December 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Au pays du rythme  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$602,500, 3 February 1943
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director A. Edward Sutherland and cinematographer John F. Seitz shot the "That Old Black Magic" number, uncredited. See more »

Goofs

During the jeep ride, one of the sailors is thrown out when the vehicle hits a bump and jumps onto a dirt road. The sailor is then shown back in the jeep in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[In front of Old Glory and a plaster Mt. Rushmore]
Bing Crosby: [singing] Germans, Italians, and Japs / Can't kick us off our Rand-McNally maps.
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Connections

References Reap the Wild Wind (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

A Sweater, a Sarong and a Peek-a-Boo Bang
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by Paulette Goddard, Dorothy Lamour, Veronica Lake (dubbed by Martha Mears),
Arthur Treacher, Walter Catlett and Sterling Holloway
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A Must for Old Movie Buffs
4 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Anyone who considers himself an old movie buff must see this film. It is a time capsule of Paramount in 1942. All the studio's great stars, including Susan Hayworth, Fred MacMurray, Bob Hope. and others participate in this film. Unfortunately, some of the big stars of that time are no longer known today and the surprise of seeing them do certain numbers no longer amaze contemporary audiences as would have happened in 1942. There are some priceless vaudeville skits (such as Betty Hutton trying to get over a studio wall) that are real classics. The ending of the movie is a grand patriotic number sung by Bing Crosby as he asks Americans what this country means to them. It is too bad that today's movies don't do a little reminder like that about the glories of our country.


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