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Tahiti Honey (1943)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 6 April 1943 (USA)
The "Eleven Brooklyn Bombshells," a band led by Mickey Monroe (Dennis O'Keefe), are stranded in Tahiti at the time of the fall of France to the Nazis. Suzette "Suzie" Durand (Simone Simon).... See full summary »

Director:

John H. Auer

Writers:

Lawrence Kimble (screenplay), Frederick Kohner (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Simone Simon ... Suzette 'Suzie' Durand
Dennis O'Keefe ... Mickey Monroe
Michael Whalen ... Lt. John Barton
Lionel Stander ... Pinkie
Wally Vernon ... Maxie
Tom Seidel ... Wally
Dan Seymour ... Fats
Edward Gargan ... George, the Bartender
Abigail Adams Abigail Adams ... Linda (as Tommye Adams)
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The "Eleven Brooklyn Bombshells," a band led by Mickey Monroe (Dennis O'Keefe), are stranded in Tahiti at the time of the fall of France to the Nazis. Suzette "Suzie" Durand (Simone Simon). a French-Amrical girl singing in a nightclub is consumed with a desire to go to the United States. Things go from bad to worse for the band,. and they are faced with the necessity of either taking a girl singer into the group,which they all regard as bad luck, or starving. The band insists that she be dropped as soon as they can earn enough to catch a bot home. But Mickey falls in love with Suzie, and smuggles her on board the ship. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eva entre dos Adanes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Clap Hands Here Comes Charley
(uncredited)
Written by Billy Rose, Ballard MacDonald and Joseph Meyer
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Simon & O'Keefe make it all worth watching
11 January 2005 | by john5thSee all my reviews

Tahiti Honey is a modestly entertaining and typical Republic musical with some tired shtick and a slightly irritating plot line BUT - Thanks to the beautiful face and singing voice of Simone Simon and the always deft comedic timing of Dennis O'Keefe it is all pleasantly watchable. Simon pretends to have an injured boyfriend named Johnny in the American military and she tags along with the members of a swing band (The Tahitian Bombshells, The Russian Bombshells etc.) led by Dennis O'Keefe who begrudgingly aids in the deception. Though he plays gruff, O'Keefe is falling for Suzy (Simon) and who in their right minds wouldn't? Ridiculous plot contrivance arrives when Tim Whelan (remember Shirley Temple's Dad in Poor Little Rich Girl?) shows up out of nowhere and he is (!) an injured American flyer named Johnny who swears he saw Simon's face (though he never met her before) before being injured and temporarily blinded. Wow! What really is memorable in this short film is the very fun music, especially the excellent title song (which you will never get out of your head),another great ballad called You Could Hear a Pin Drop and the amusing novelty numbers. Not for everybody but if you like attractive escapist hokum then "Take Tahiti Honey"!


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