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Time Out for Rhythm (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 5 June 1941 (USA)
Kitty Brown, the maid of Frances Lewis, a nightclub star, gets a Hollywood contract after Frances' fiance forbids her to appear in the club.

Director:

Sidney Salkow

Writers:

Edmund L. Hartmann (screenplay), Bert Lawrence (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rudy Vallee ... Daniel 'Danny' Collins
Ann Miller ... Kitty Brown
Rosemary Lane ... Frances Lewis
Allen Jenkins ... Off-Beat Davis
Joan Merrill ... Joan
Richard Lane ... Mike Armstrong
Stanley Andrews ... James Anderson
Moe Howard ... Stooge Moe
Larry Fine ... Stooge Larry
Curly Howard ... Stooge Curly
Blanche Stewart Blanche Stewart ... Brenda
Elvia Allman ... Cobrina
Eduardo Durant Eduardo Durant ... Orchestra Leader
Glen Gray ... Orchestra Leader
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band Eduardo Durant's Rhumba Band ... Orchestra (as Eddie Durant's Rhumba Orchestra)
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Kitty Brown, the maid of Frances Lewis, a nightclub star, gets a Hollywood contract after Frances' fiance forbids her to appear in the club.

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Taglines:

A Whirl of Mirth and Melody! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1941 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Production number 90. See more »

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Opening credits shown above musical notes, which appear to be going up in smoke. See more »

Soundtracks

A-Twiddlin' My Thumbs
(uncredited)
Music by Saul Chaplin
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Danced by Ann Miller
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Solid 'B' Musical From Columbia
29 March 2013 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Here's another solid 'B' musical, this time not from Universal but Columbia. Universal has bunches of these which have never been released on VHS or DVD (e.g., "The Merry Monahans(1944), but Columbia is somewhat more liberal with their product. Here is one that could go over well in release. It stars, principally, Rudy Vallee and Richard Lane as theatrical agent partners who butt heads over egotistical chanteuse Rosemary Lane. Lane likes her, Vallee does not - he finds Ms. Lane irritating and is taken with Ann Miller. This picture marks a departure for Vallee, whose character has more depth than most of his other movie appearances, and a meatier role for Richard Lane than at any other time in his career. Though not top-billed, he is the male lead and he is quite good.

There are several good musical numbers sung by Joan Merrill, and couple of song-and-dance numbers by Ann Miller, including one with Allen Jenkins (I'll bet you've never seen him sing and dance - and he's pretty good!). Throw in the Three Stooges with some comic routines and you have a pretty fair movie. The music is from the 40's, of the jive and swing variety. Just the right mix of comedy, romance and music to earn a rating of 7. A quality production in all departments.


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