Betty Hutton made this musical soon after undergoing surgery to remove a growth on her vocal cords. See more »
Jack Benny is credited onscreen by a placard at the benefit in which he appears. See more »
Gwine to Rune All Night
(1850) ("De Camptown Races") (uncredited)
Music by Stephen Foster
Played during the monkey act See more »
Betty In Blossom
This was Betty Hutton's last major film at Paramount and she gave her all playing Blossom Seeley. She looked beautiful and was singing better than ever. Blossom worked with Betty on the songs and movements. If Paramount ever releases this film on DVD, it would be a good idea to track down some of Blossom's early musical shorts and include them. Blossom's partner, Benny Fields, is played by Ralph Meeker and he does a fine job with his numbers. His singing is dubbed by Pat Morgan, but it's a good match. Betty wanted Frank Sinatra. Great idea. Too bad it didn't happen, but everything turned out quite well and it's one of my favorite movies starring my favorite bombshell. There are nearly 20 songs and maybe someday there will be a decent soundtrack released on CD. The 10 inch LP that RCA put out at the time was a very sloppy mix of Paramount studio tracks and RCA studio sessions. You can hear the splices.
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