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Hot Rhythm (1944)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 22 April 1944 (USA)
Jimmy O'Brien (Robert Lowery)and Sammy Rubin (Sidney Miller), write jingle commercials for radio, and meet Mary Adams (Dona Drake), who wants to break into radio as a soloist for a band. ... See full summary »

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Tim Ryan (original screenplay), Charles R. Marion (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Lowery ... Jimmy O'Brien
Dona Drake ... Mary Adams
Tim Ryan ... Mr. O'Hara (as Tim)
Irene Ryan ... Polly Kane (as Irene)
Sidney Miller ... Sammy Rubin
Jerry Cooper Jerry Cooper ... Tommy Taylor
Harry Langdon ... Mr. Whiffle
Robert Kent ... Herman Strohbach
Lloyd Ingraham ... Brown
Cyril Ring ... Jackson
Joan Curtis ... Alice Jones
Paul Porcasi ... Mr. Peroni
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Storyline

Jimmy O'Brien (Robert Lowery)and Sammy Rubin (Sidney Miller), write jingle commercials for radio, and meet Mary Adams (Dona Drake), who wants to break into radio as a soloist for a band. The pair take a recording of Tommy Taylor's band and make a a record with Mary doing the vocal. Throught an error, 10,000 pressings are made and released through the record company owned by J.P. O'Hara (Tim Ryan). Taylor (Jerry Cooper) has always refused to have a girl singer, and through his agent Herman Strohbach (Robert Kent) threatens to sue Jimmy. Taylor hasn't heard the record but when he does he changes his mind, and instructs Strohbach to find her and sign her to a contract. Through a misunderstanding, Strohbach signs Polly Kane (Irene Ryan), O'Hara's wacky secretary. O'Hara doesn't know that Taylor has decided to use Mary as his vocalist, and fires Jimmy and Sammy when they tell him what has happened. Things eventually get straightened out but Strohbach finds himself with Polly under a ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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...A fast and furious fun-fest of feverish frivolity...jam-packed with jive...loaded with laughs! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ritmos y amores See more »

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Production Co:

Monogram Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented telecasts in New York City Friday 23 July 1948 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Chicago Tuesday 14 December 1948 on WBKB (Channel 4); in Syracuse NY television viewers got their first look at it Wednesday 11 May 1949 on WHEN (Channel 8) and in Los Angeles Wednesday 14 December 1949 on KTSL (Channel 2). See more »

Soundtracks

The Happiest Girl in Town
(1944)
Written by Eddie Cherkose (as Edward Cherkose) and Edward J. Kay (as Edward Kay)
Sung by Irene Ryan (uncredited) at the studio while cutting a record
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Curiosity Piece
19 November 2001 | by Nicky-43See all my reviews

One doesn't expect much from a Monogram movie, and Hot Rhythm is no exception. However, those of us who enjoyed Irene Ryan as "Granny" on The Beverly Hillbillies TV series will get a kick out of seeing Ryan in her younger days in a different role. She plays a goofy (a la Gracie Allen) secretary to her boss, played by her real-life husband Tim Ryan, who's the head of a radio jingle production company. And movie buffs may not recognize silent-movie comedian Harry Langdon in one of his final roles before his death. An OK film for late night bouts of insomnia.


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