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Hitchhike to Happiness (1945)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 16 July 1945 (USA)
A famous radio singer takes time off from her career and returns to New York City to visit with old friends, who don't know she's a famous singer (she uses a stage name). She falls in love ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

Jack Townley (screen play), Manuel Seff (based on original story by) (as Manny Seff) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Al Pearce ... Kipling 'Kippy' Ellis
Dale Evans ... Alice Chase
Stanley Brown ... Joe Mitchell (as Brad Taylor)
William Frawley ... Sandy Hill
Jerome Cowan ... Tony Riggs
William Trenk William Trenk ... Ladislaus Prenska (as Willie Trenk)
Arlene Harris ... Dolly Ward
Joyce Compton ... Joan Randall
Maude Eburne ... Mrs. Randall
Irving Bacon ... Dennis Colby
Lynne Romer Lynne Romer ... Specialty Act (as The Romer Twins)
Jean Romer Jean Romer ... Specialty Act (as The Romer Twins) (as Jeasnne Romer)
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A famous radio singer takes time off from her career and returns to New York City to visit with old friends, who don't know she's a famous singer (she uses a stage name). She falls in love with a struggling songwriter (who also doesn't know she's a famous singer), and sets out to get his songs into a play that some producers want her to be in. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doce Impostora See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

For You and Me
Music by Walter Kent
Lyrics by Kim Gannon
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Charming, unpretentious musical. Dale Evans is a dish!
6 April 2003 | by sdiner82See all my reviews

Before she joined the Happy Trails as Roy Rogers' on and off-screen partner, the woefully underrated Dale Evans provided spice and spunk to a number of films--before being promoted to leading lady in this pleasant musical--with four gorgeous songs and a dazzling Dale to sing them to perfection. Like most of the Republic Studios film library, "Hitchhike to Happiness" has hitchhiked into obscurity. A pity, because though the plot is nothing special, Dale is a doll--blonde, sassy, beautiful and. . .Just imagine if MGM instead of Republic had put her under contract. In lustrous Technicolor, Dale would have become an instant star. Meanwhile, we'll have to settle for her musical-Westerns with Roy (all of them delightful--this handsome couple had charisma to spare) and her only tailored-for-Dale musical, "Hitchhike to Happiness." Forget the plot (something about a struggling actress and her supportive friends). Simply savor Dale in her prime, and she's sensational--a vivacious blonde beauty with a soothing, velvet voice and a snappy personality similar to Fox's lead contract player Alice Faye. This disarmingly sweet, good-humored, melodic showcase for dazzling Dale still remains an unexpected treat. Move over, Trigger!


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