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Duffy's Tavern (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 28 September 1945 (USA)
The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

Director:

Hal Walker

Writers:

Melvin Frank (screenplay), Norman Panama (screenplay) | 7 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ed Gardner ... Archie
Bing Crosby ... Bing Crosby
Betty Hutton ... Betty Hutton
Paulette Goddard ... Paulette Goddard
Alan Ladd ... Alan Ladd
Dorothy Lamour ... Dorothy Lamour
Eddie Bracken ... Eddie Bracken
Brian Donlevy ... Brian Donlevy
Sonny Tufts ... Sonny Tufts
Veronica Lake ... Veronica Lake
Arturo de Córdova ... Arturo de Cordova
Barry Fitzgerald ... Bing Crosby's Father
Cass Daley ... Cass Daley
Diana Lynn ... Diana Lynn
Victor Moore ... Michael O'Malley
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Storyline

The staff of a record factory drown their sorrows at Duffy's Tavern, while the company owner faces threats of bankruptcy.

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Radio Riot Show Screened by Paramount See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Joan Caufield's debut. See more »

Quotes

Tough Guy: C'mon finish your drink and let's get out of here.
Veronica Lake: No!
Tough Guy: [he slaps her] I said finish your drink and let's get out of here.
Veronica Lake: I said no.
[he slaps her again]
Alan Ladd: [comes over to their table] Did I see you slap that young lady?
Veronica Lake: Yes you did, and I'm not going home
[Tough Guy slaps her again]
Alan Ladd: [stubbing out his cigarette] Let me see you do that again.
[Tough Guy slaps]
[...]
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Connections

Spoofed in Swing Shift Cinderella (1945) See more »

Soundtracks

When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Written by Louis Lambert
Performed by Johnny Coy, Miriam Nelson and dancers
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A classic radio series comes to Hollywood
16 January 2014 | by mysterymoviegoerSee all my reviews

The previous two reviewers do a very good job of detailing this film. It has greater historical value now than entertainment value because the type of humor --- radio and vaudeville--- are long gone and the stars like Ladd and Hutton and Lake and Crosby don't mean that much now. Leonard Maltin labeled it a Bomb. It's no masterpiece, but that's a gross injustice. Wonder which intern came up with that? Leonard needs to look at it himself. My guess is that it appealed to older viewers even at the time of its release 1945, the end of WWII. And it has a certain ethnic charm as well that will puzzle today's audiences. But a bomb? We are producing more bombs per season now than we were in 1945 with far less historic value. I shutter to think what Maltin's intern of 2075 will have to say about The Lone Ranger and Hangover 3. Worth a peek if you like old movies.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Duffy's Tavern See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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