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You'll Find Out (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 22 November 1940 (USA)
The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

James V. Kern (screen play), David Butler (story) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Kyser ... Kay Kyser
Peter Lorre ... Karl Fenninger
Boris Karloff ... Judge Spencer Mainwaring
Bela Lugosi ... Prince Saliano
Helen Parrish ... Janis Bellacrest
Dennis O'Keefe ... Chuck Deems
Alma Kruger ... Aunt Margo Bellacrest
Joseph Eggenton Joseph Eggenton ... Jurgen
Kay Kyser Band ... Kay Kyser's Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
Ginny Simms ... Ginny Simms
Harry Babbitt ... Harry Babbitt
M.A. Bogue ... Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
Sully Mason ... Sully Mason
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Storyline

Kay Kyser and his orchestra are hired to entertain at the birthday party of a young heiress at a creepy old mansion, where they uncover a plot against her life. Who is the villain? The sinister judge? The phony medium? The skeptical psychologist? You'll find out. Written by Anonymous

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A Cold-Shiver MYSTERY With Hot-Rhythm MUSIC! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Professor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$353,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed August 8-October 11 1940, the 7th of 8 features to star Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, and the only time that fellow Hungarians Lugosi and Peter Lorre ever shared the screen. See more »

Goofs

When Kay Kyser is in the secret passageway, the lighting changes frequently. See more »

Quotes

Chuck Deems: [to Janis] How about a short rhumba and a long Cuba libre?
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Crazy Credits

"The College of Musical Knowledge" is an on-screen opening acting credit, but its members are the studio audience, since Kay Kyser refers to them as "students." See more »

Connections

References Gulliver's Travels (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Heigh Ho
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Frank Churchill
Lyrics by Larry Morey
Played by the Kay Kyser Band at the radio show
Title spoken by Jeff Corey
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Yeah, it's dumb
21 June 2003 | by hmpulhamSee all my reviews

Yeah, it's pretty corny and most people won't like it -- but it's my kind of film! OK! Kay Kyser and his band invited to perform in a spooky old mansion may not be a show stopper; but throw in Bela Logosi, Boris Karloff and Peter Lorre -- play it for laughs, and you've got a surprisingly good film. Karloff, and especially Lorre, are a maniacal hoot! Had they been more screen time this would be a super Halloween film must. I'll give it a *7 1/2*. If others don't like it, well to bad! :)


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