The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950–1955)
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Anything Goes 

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On an ocean liner, a nightclub singer tries to help a fellow American romance an English heiress who is being forced to return home to marry a man she doesn't love. The American must avoid ... See full summary »

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Sid Smith

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Howard Lindsay (by), Russel Crouse (by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Ethel Merman ... Reno Sweeney
Frank Sinatra ... Harry Dane
Bert Lahr ... Moonface
Sheree North ... Bonnie
Norman Abbott Norman Abbott ... Radio Announcer (as Norman Abbot)
Nestor Paiva ... Dr. Henry T. Dobson
Arthur Gould-Porter Arthur Gould-Porter ... Sir Evelyn Oakleigh (as Arthur Gould Porter)
Barbara Morrison ... Mrs. Wentworth
Lou Krugman Lou Krugman ... Purser
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On an ocean liner, a nightclub singer tries to help a fellow American romance an English heiress who is being forced to return home to marry a man she doesn't love. The American must avoid his boss who is traveling on the same vessel and disguises himself as a gangster traveling with a minister who is, in fact, a disguised gangster on the lam. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 February 1954 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

It is said that Ethel Merman and Frank Sinatra did not get along well. This was the only time that they worked together. See more »

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During several scenes you can see the backdrop moving from people walking behind it. See more »

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Version of Musical Comedy Time: Anything Goes (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

I Get A Kick Out Of You
(uncredited)
Written by Cole Porter
Sung by Ethel Merman
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I love Ethel but OH MAN this is hard to watch!
18 July 2015 | by fiveknottysSee all my reviews

She won't even look Sinatra IN THE EYE! He's supposed to LOVE HER? She's like 20 years older than him, a cold fish, and stiff as a board. Doesn't work. Her hair and costumes are modern (1950s) but the rest of the costumes are 1920s. YUCK! She is so fragmented that nothing really works unless she's just singing. Too bad!!!They should have just done an "Ethel & Frank sing Anything Goes". It would have been twice the quality and NONE of the weird... Also the description is wrong... BUT WATCH THE COMMERICALS!!!! THEY ARE THE BEST PART!!!!Except when the singers sing and Bert Lahr is on. I would ONLY recommend this to a die-hard fan of nostalgia, Porter, Merman, Sinatra, or campy TV that is painful to watch and I LOVE ALL OF THE ABOVE!!! But it takes it to get through this...sadly.


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