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The Hard-Boiled Canary (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 8 June 1941 (USA)
A young girl fresh out of reform school who is singing in a burlesque show is offered a scholarship to a famous music camp by the camp's owner. She must overcome the suspicions of the other students in order to prove herself.

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Andrew L. Stone

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Robert Lively (story and screenplay), Andrew L. Stone (story and screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Allan Jones ... Michael Maddy
Susanna Foster ... Toodles LaVerne
Margaret Lindsay ... Sylvia Worth
Lynne Overman ... George Thomas
Grace Bradley ... Madie Duvalie
William Collier Sr. ... Dr. Joseph E. Maddy
Heimo Haitto Heimo Haitto ... Heimo Haitto
Peter Meremblum Peter Meremblum ... Peter Meremblum (Violin Instructor)
William Chapman William Chapman ... William Chapman
Kaye Connor Kaye Connor ... Kaye Connor
Diana Lynn ... Dolly Loehr (as Dolly Loehr)
Patricia Travers Patricia Travers ... Patricia Travers
Richard Bonelli ... Richard Bonelli
Richard Hageman Richard Hageman ... Richard Hegeman
Irra Petina Irra Petina ... Irra Petine
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A young girl fresh out of reform school who is singing in a burlesque show is offered a scholarship to a famous music camp by the camp's owner. She must overcome the suspicions of the other students in order to prove herself.

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girl | children | See All (2) »

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THE SEASON'S Song-sational HIT! (original ad) See more »

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

There's Magic in Music See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Goofs

Kaye Connor, who is faking laryngitis and being unable to talk so that Toodles can sing in her place, speaks briefly in a subsequent scene, before her charade is later revealed. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Arena: The Orson Welles Story - Part 1 (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Voices of Spring
Written by Johann Strauss
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Very fine film
1 May 2007 | by jon-137See all my reviews

The reviewer forgot to mention that the star of the film was Susanna Foster (1941 Phantom of the Opera) and the finest singer ever to grace films). Her voice blew away all the other singers in he film .It is true the other kids in the film were top of the line. Susanna can be

heard in the film Climax with Boris Karloff .She is still alive but in very poor health in a nursing home. (as of 2007) If you can find the film The Great Victor Herbert you can hear Susanna at age 15 with a voice you won't believe . It would be nice to see these film again on TV ,perhaps Turner Classic. Susanna made eleven films in all before quitting Hollywood to study in Europe. She did do some stage work in the 50s with her husband mostly operettas .


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