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I Dood It (1943)

Approved | | Romance, Comedy, Musical | September 1943 (USA)
A bumbling pants presser at an upscale hotel's valet service nurses an unrequited crush on a Broadway star. He gets more than he bargained for when she agrees to marry him, to spite her womanizing fiance, and encounters Nazi saboteurs.

Director:

Vincente Minnelli

Writers:

Sig Herzig (screenplay), Fred Saidy (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Red Skelton ... Joseph Rivington Renolds
Eleanor Powell ... Constance Shaw
Richard Ainley ... Larry West
Patricia Dane ... Suretta Brenton
Sam Levene ... Ed Jackson
Thurston Hall ... Kenneth Lawlor
Lena Horne ... Lena Horne
Hazel Scott Hazel Scott ... Hazel Scott
Jimmy Dorsey ... Jimmy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra ... Jimmy Dorsey and His Orchestra
Helen O'Connell Helen O'Connell ... Helen O'Connell
Bob Eberly ... Bob Eberly
John Hodiak ... Roy Hartwood
Butterfly McQueen ... Annette
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Spelvin
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Storyline

Constance Shaw is a dance star on Broadway, Joseph Rivington Renolds is a keen fan of her. After she is fed up with her fiance, she meets Joseph and marries him, because she thinks he is the owner of a mine. But that's a misunderstanding, he works at a cleaning shop. After disturbing rehearsals he is thrown out of the theater, but when he sneaks in again, he discovers an actor talking about a bomb he wants to set in the theater to blow up an ammunition store next door. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mademoiselle ma femme See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to M-G-M press materials, Buster Keaton served as technical advisor for some of the slapstick scenes in this film. It is a loose remake of Spite Marriage (1929) which starred Keaton in his second film under contract to M-G-M and his last silent film. Indeed, Red Skelton seems to exactly mimic many of Keaton's gags from the earlier film. See more »

Quotes

Joseph Rivington Renolds: She kissed me right in the USO bazaar!
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Connections

Edited from Born to Dance (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Jericho
(1919)
Music by Richard Myers
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Arranged by Kay Thompson
Sung by Lena Horne (uncredited), Hazel Scott (uncredited) and chorus
Played on piano by Hazel Scott (uncredited)
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an uncredited remake
4 October 2004 | by jwtinsleySee all my reviews

No one seems to point out that his film is a remake of an earlier film Buster Keaton made for MGM titled "Spite Marriage", with many of the visual gags pulled directly from that earlier film with almost no changes. So as well as Red Skelton did in this, an earlier genius had done it first. Many of the best sight gags were lifted note-for-note from Keaton. The two films differ greatly in their sub-plots, but the core premise is the same. If you liked this movie, you should seek out the earlier film; a lot of it is genuinely funny. Although not Keaton at his peak (he was hampered by the MGM-imposed studio system), any Keaton is worth seeing.


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