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The Big Show-Off (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 22 January 1945 (USA)
Joe Bagley, owner of the Blue Heaven Club, tries to foster a romance between shy pianist Sandy Elliott and band vocalist June Mayfield. Joe tells June that Sandy is really a professional, ... See full summary »

Director:

Howard Bretherton

Writers:

László Vadnay (screenplay) (as Leslie Vadnay), Richard Weil (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
Arthur Lake ... Sanford 'Sandy' Elliott
Dale Evans ... June Mayfield
Lionel Stander ... Joe Bagley
George Meeker ... Wally Porter
Paul Hurst ... The Devil
Marjorie Manners ... Mitzi
Sammy Stein ... Boris the Bulgar
Louis Adlon ... Leopold Muckenfuss
Dan Tobey Dan Tobey ... Wrestling Announcer (as Dan Toby)
Emmett Lynn ... Franklin D. Ripbogle
Douglas Wood Douglas Wood ... Dr. Dinwiddle
Anson Weeks ... Anson Weeks (as Anson Weeks and His Orchestra)
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Joe Bagley, owner of the Blue Heaven Club, tries to foster a romance between shy pianist Sandy Elliott and band vocalist June Mayfield. Joe tells June that Sandy is really a professional, masked wrestler known as "The Devil." Wally Porter, also in love with June doesn't believe the story. The real wrestler breaks a leg in a match and Sandy, in order to keep up the ruse now has to wear a cast on his leg. June attends a match and hears the real Devil announce his engagement to another girl. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A RIOT OF Revelry! See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Sport

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Next Comes Love See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Hoops My Dear
Written by Dave Oppenheim
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Arthur Lake and Lionel Stander Make a Good Comedy Duo
25 November 2015 | by jayraskin1See all my reviews

This is kind of a one gag film with pianist Arthur Lake pretending to be a masked wrestler known as "the Devil." This could easily be a plot on a half hour situation comedy. Veteran Director Howard Bretherton, who started in silent films, does a good job of keeping the plot moving, keeping it amusing and finishing it in less than an hour. You have two fine character actors in bumbling Arthur Lake and tough guy with a heart of gold Lionel Stander. They are both playing characters in their comfort zone. It is nice to see Dale Evans without hubby Roy Rogers here. She gets more of a chance to act and show her comic side than in most of the Roy Rogers Westerns she was in. She's really quite charming, coming off kind of like Joan Blondell. You're not going to write home to the family about this one, but it does put a pleasant goofy smile on your face for an hour.


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