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Hat check man Louis Blore is in love with nightclub star May Daly. May, however, is love with a poor dancer, but wants to marry for money. When Louis wins the Irish Sweepstakes, he asks May to marry him and she accepts even though she doesn't love him. Soon after, Louis has an accident and gets knocked on the head, where he dreams that he's King Louis XV pursuing the infamous Madame Du Barry.Written by
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More scintillating stars - more gorgeous girls - more peppy dancing - more pulsing rhythms - more fun and funsters - than you've even seen before in the year's giant entertainment! (original Herald) See more »
In retrospect, this Arthur Freed film could easily be mistaken for a product of either the Joe Pasternak or Jack Cummings producing units at MGM, which were known for nominal plots and reliance upon guest bandleaders and specialty acts. See more »
At one point during May Daly''s opening song, Louis is sitting behind the hat check counter admiring her. He has his chin resting on his left hand, which he removes twice when someone come up to the counter. See more »
Here's to I, May, and you - the eternal rectangle. If this was back in the glorious days of France, I would be King Louis, May would be Du Barry, and you would be one of the common folks - a peasant.
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ho hum musical comedy dominated by over-the-top Red Skelton
How much you enjoy this will depend heavily I would think on how much you enjoy the verbal and physical shtick of Red Skelton, the star (along with Gene Kelly, Lucille Ball and the great if largely forgotten Virginia O'Brien) of both the main storyline (typical backstage musical farce with Kelly and Skelton vying for Ball's hand) and an extended dream sequence (Louis XV fending off a rebellion). I find Skelton quite irritating, and Ball's charm, Kelly's dancing, and the music of Tommy Dorsey just don't quite make up for it. I rarely like to use the word "dated", but if there's any film I've seen lately that it applies to, this be it brother. The way in which the dream sequence basically takes over the film is rather neat, and the color is nice, but on the whole I was not enthralled. I won't be searching out any best-of-Red Skelton sets anytime soon...
Watched on VHS
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