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And the Angels Sing (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 25 April 1944 (USA)
The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc... See full summary »

Director:

George Marshall

Writers:

Claude Binyon (based on a story by), Melvin Frank (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dorothy Lamour ... Nancy Angel
Fred MacMurray ... Happy Morgan
Betty Hutton ... Bobby Angel
Diana Lynn ... Josie Angel
Mimi Chandler Mimi Chandler ... Patti Angel
Raymond Walburn ... Pop Angel
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Fuzzy Johnson
Frank Albertson ... Oliver
Mikhail Rasumny ... Schultz
Frank Faylen ... Holman
George McKay George McKay ... House Man
Harry Barris ... Saxy
Donald Kerr Donald Kerr ... Mickey
Perc Launders Perc Launders ... Miller
Tom Kennedy ... Potatoes
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Storyline

The singing/dancing Angel sisters, Nancy (Dorothy Lamour), Bobby (Betty Hutton), Josie (Diana Lynn) and Patti (Mimi Chandler), aren't interested in performing together, and this plays havoc with the plans of Pop Angel (Raymond Walburn) to buy a soy bean farm. They do accept an offer of ten dollars to sing at a dubious night club on the edge of town where a band led by Happy Marshall (Fred MacMurray) is playing. Bobby takes the ten dollars and runs it up to $190 at the dice table. Happy hits on Nancy, but she rebuffs him. He doesn't have the money to pay his band and borrows the gambling winnings from Bobby on the pretext that he will give her a job with his band. Bobby discovers the next day that Happy has hastily departed for New York. The girls follow to a night club where he is working and, after an audition, the manager is willing to give Happy a contract if the girls will sing with his band. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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There's nothing but trouble in Paradise when the bandleader tries to make love to a whole sister act - simultaneously! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Quatre flirts et un coeur See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was completed in mid-1943, but not released until mid-1944. See more »

Quotes

Happy Morgan: But you know how I feel about taking money from women. It does something to me inside.
Fuzzy Johnson: Yeah, it keeps you from starving.
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Connections

Referenced in Preston Sturges and 'The Miracle of Morgan's Creek' (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU
Written by Johnny Burke, Jimmy Van Heusen
Performed by Dorothy Lamour
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Cute but definitely a lesser work.
24 October 2000 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

Paramount studio musical comedy (more music than comedy) directed by George Marshall (Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis films, etc...). Hutton, Lamour, Chandler and Lynn are a singing sister act wined and dined by band leader Fred MacMurray. Most of the film takes place at a nightclub (the sisters wear long gowns for the entire film) and there's not much of a plot, mainly an excuse for Hutton to do some songs. Fred MacMurray sings (though he's bit of a creep most of the time), and some rare scenes of piano prodigy Diana Lynn playing the piano (too bad not really featured in solo). Most of the lines and situations go to Hutton, Lamour, and MacMurray, the rest of the cast is just there to be working. Cute but definitely a lesser work. I'd watch Hutton, Lamour, or Lynn in anything but there was just too little film here for them to be cast in their roles.


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