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Hello, Frisco, Hello (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 26 March 1943 (USA)
In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

Director:

H. Bruce Humberstone (as Bruce Humberstone)

Writers:

Robert Ellis (screenplay), Helen Logan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Faye ... Trudy Evans
John Payne ... Johnny Cornell
Jack Oakie ... Dan Daley
Lynn Bari ... Bernice Croft
Laird Cregar ... Sam Weaver
June Havoc ... Beulah Clancy
Ward Bond ... Sharkey
Aubrey Mather ... Douglas Dawson
John Archer ... Ned Clark
Frank Orth ... Lou, Bartender at Sharkey's
George Lloyd ... Foghorn Ryan - Proprietor
Frank Darien Frank Darien ... Missionary
Harry Hayden ... Burkham
Eddie Dunn Eddie Dunn ... Forman of Renovation Crew
Charles Cane Charles Cane ... O'Riley, Policeman
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Storyline

In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, an ambitious vaudevillian takes his quartet from a honky tonk to the big time, while spurning the love of his troupe's star singer for a selfish heiress.

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aquilo, Sim, Era Vida! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,400,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The movie is a remake of King of Burlesque (1936), starring Warner Baxter. Alice Faye and Jack Oakie play the same roles (i.e. the "heroine" and the "hero's sidekick") that they played in the previous film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #6.8 (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

You'll Never Know
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Performed by Alice Faye
Played often throughout the picture
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A Technicolorful musical triumph, not to be missed !
1 September 2005 | by wwilliams-6See all my reviews

One of the best musicals ever to come out of Fox and one of the top Alice Faye showcases. Never mind the plot, just set back and enjoy the sultry velvety voice of the most beautiful Alice Faye, the finest song stylist ever to come out of Hollywood .

This beautiful film introduced the Academy Award winning song-"You'll Never Know" which Faye sings three times in the picture. This haunting song was reprised the following year by her in the wartime musical "Four Jills in a Jeep". It has been recorded countless times, however no one sings it like Faye. She pulls the heart strings in a professional fashion.

If you are not familiar with Alice Faye, do yourself a favor and discover why she was the Number #1 Box-Office star over Bette Davis in the early 1940's. I highly recommend this lavish musical entertainment.


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