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What's Cookin' (1942)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 20 February 1942 (USA)
A group of entertainers visit the home of a radio singer to try to get her to book them on her show.

Director:

Edward F. Cline

Writers:

Edgar Allan Woolf (story "Wake Up and Dream"), Jerome Cady (screenplay) (as Jerry Cady) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The Andrews Sisters ... The Andrews Sisters
Patty Andrews ... Patty Andrews
Maxene Andrews ... Maxene Andrews
Laverne Andrews ... Laverne Andrews
Jane Frazee ... Anne Payne
Robert Paige ... Bob J. Riley
Gloria Jean ... Sue Courtney
Leo Carrillo ... Marvo the Great
Charles Butterworth ... J. P. Courtney
Billie Burke ... Agatha Courtney
Grace McDonald ... Angela
Donald O'Connor ... Tommy
Susan Levine Susan Levine ... Tag-a-Long (as Tag-a-Long)
Peggy Ryan ... Peggy
Franklin Pangborn ... Professor Bistell
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Storyline

J. P. Courtney (Charles Butterworth) wants to update the music on the radio program he sponsors, but his wife, Agatha Courtney (Billie Burke), is the final authority and addicted to the classics and won't allow him to replace Professor Bistell (Franklin Pangborn) and his symphonic orchestra. Conspiring with his daughter Sue (Gloria Jean) and her friends, Marvo the Great (Leo Carrillo), the Andrews Sisters, Anne Payne (Jane Frazee and bandleader Woody Herman (Woody Herman), they devise a sabotage plot that gets rid of Professor Bistell, and a new sound is soon heard on the program. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

It's A Swingeroo... Rootin', zootin' swing-stars... 'teen-stars... hot licks and hep-cats!

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canta niña canta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Pack Up Your Troubles
(uncredited)
Music by Felix Powell
Lyrics by George Asaf
Played by Woody Herman and His Orchestra
Sung by Jane Frazee, Gloria Jean, and The Andrews Sisters
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Nothing cookin'
22 December 2015 | by AAdaSCSee all my reviews

A bunch of kids want to put on a show and they plan to hijack a live radio broadcast.

Well, that's what happens with a score of pretty forgettable singing and dancing. It's only forgettable in that there is so much better out there. The kids were too young to grab my interest – some looked like pre-teens and Gloria Jean's singing is pretty stupid for a hep-cat film. Not sure why the Andrews Sisters wasted their time in this.

So, you'll probably laugh at some of the dancing children who like spinning and smiling. Or you'll really dig it man in which case you are not cool. It's funny in parts in a cheesy way.


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