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How's About It? (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | January 1943 (USA)
A song publisher gets sued for stealing lyrics.

Director:

Erle C. Kenton

Writers:

Mel Ronson (screenplay), John Grey (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Paige ... George Selby
Grace McDonald ... Marion Bliss
Shemp Howard ... Alf
Buddy Rich and His Orchestra Buddy Rich and His Orchestra ... Orchestra
Walter Catlett ... Whipple
Buddy Rich ... Orchestra Leader
David Bruce ... Oliver
Mary Wickes ... 'Mike' Tracy
Robert Scheerer Robert Scheerer ... Bobby (as Bobby Scheerer)
Dorothy Babb ... Waitress
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Marion Bliss, a frustrated poetess, brings a lawsuit that alleges her pet verse has been purloined by the head, George Selby, of a giant music publishing house. Alf is a less-than- adequate process server creating problems, while the Andrews Sisters are elevator operators at the company who break out singing at every opportunity. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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THE SINGIEST SWINGEST TUNE TREAT OF 1943! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Solid Senders See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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(Based on "The Beer Barrel Polka")
Written by Lew Brown, Wladimir A. Timm (as W.A.Timm), Jaromir Vejvoda (as J. Vejveda), Vasek Zeman and Lt. Commander C. Poakes
Sung by The Andrews Sisters
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Fun, Loose Plot - Great Music
8 September 2007 | by movingpicturegalSee all my reviews

A-okay WWII musical featuring a very loose plot strung together with loads of snappy patter and enjoyable song numbers done by the Andrews Sisters. They appear as three elevator operators at a music company where a song publisher (who likes to take showers at the office!) has just been sued by a cutesy blonde for stealing her calendar "poem" for use as music lyrics. In order to get the lawsuit canceled, he hires her as a song writer - which she proves to have zero skill at doing (but he romances her anyway). Shemp Howard appears as a side character who fancies but is set down again and again by Patty Andrews with some rather mean one-liners - but his continual pursuit of her actually succeeds (why does this kind of aggressive pursuit of women always seem to result in success in the movies, though is seemingly unrealistic in real-life?!). There are some additional entertaining musical numbers in this film featuring Buddy Rich and His Orchestra as well as a thirteen-year old named Bobby Scheerer who is very pleasing as he plays a tap dancing office boy (he appeared in person at a screening of this last week at Cinecon 43 in Hollywood). As a whole this film is lightly entertaining, peppy fun.


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