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The Heat's On (1943)

Approved | | Musical, Comedy | 2 December 1943 (USA)
When his biggest star joins a rival's show, a Broadway producer bluffs and schemes to get her back.

Director:

Gregory Ratoff

Writers:

Fitzroy Davis (original screenplay), George S. George (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mae West ... Fay Lawrence
Victor Moore ... Hubert Bainbridge
William Gaxton ... Tony Ferris
Lester Allen ... Mouse Beller
Alan Dinehart ... Forrest Stanton
Mary Roche Mary Roche ... Janey Adair
Lloyd Bridges ... Andy Walker
Almira Sessions ... Hannah Bainbridge
Sam Ash ... Frank
David Lichine David Lichine ... Specialty Dancer
Leonard Sues Leonard Sues ... Trumpet Player
Jack Owens Jack Owens ... Jack
Joan Thorsen ... Singer
Hazel Scott Hazel Scott ... Hazel Scott - Organ Player
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra ... Cugat Orchestra
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When his biggest star joins a rival's show, a Broadway producer bluffs and schemes to get her back.

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Hazel Scott tickling the ivories as only she can! See more »

Genres:

Musical | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 December 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tropicana See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Roy Engel. See more »

Goofs

The pillow on the chaise lounge that Victor Moore hides the box for the roses he brings to Mae West changes positions. See more »

Quotes

Hannah Bainbridge: My family came over on the Mayflower!
Fay Lawrence: Oh, you're lucky. We have immigration laws now.
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Soundtracks

Antonio
(uncredited)
Music by John Blackburn
Lyrics by Fabian Andre
Performed by Lina Romay and Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
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Say It Isn't So MAE!
27 April 2005 | by felixoscarSee all my reviews

What a mess! Hazel Scott was a revelation, but everything else just a clunker. Like others hoping to finally catch this sixty year old curio, I was dismayed to see how truly dull and silly it was/is. As a major fan of Mae West, I wondered, come on, how bad could it be? And hey, how come our leading lady only gets equal billing with ... such second level comics? How did she get mixed-up in this? What was disheartening was Mae herself. Sad, unfunny, tired --- could that be Mae West, trapped in round after round of awful lines? No wonder her flight from films after this mishap. Even her work, at age 75ish in the bizarre but unique "MyraB", was better. OK, we still have all those pre 1940 films to relish, all is forgiven Mae!


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