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George White's Scandals (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 18 February 1946 (Sweden)
This Broadway revue is about two love affairs. The romance between the comedienne Joan Mason and Jack Evans of Boston is easily disturbed by Jack's cynical sister, Clara Belle Evans, who is... See full summary »

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Felix E. Feist

Writers:

Hugh Wedlock Jr. (screenplay) (as Hugh Wedlock), Howard Snyder (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joan Davis ... Joan Mason
Jack Haley ... Jack Evans
Phillip Terry ... Tom McGrath
Martha Holliday ... Jill Martin
Ethel Smith ... Hit Parade Swing Organist
Margaret Hamilton ... Clarabelle Evans
Glenn Tryon ... George White
Jane Greer ... Billie Randall (as Bettejane Greer)
Audrey Young ... Maxine Manner
Rose Murphy ... Hilda - Joan's Maid
Fritz Feld ... Montescu
Beverly Wills ... Joan, as a Child
Gene Krupa ... Gene Krupa (as Gene Krupa His Drums and His Band)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Effie Laird Effie Laird ... Scrubwoman (scenes deleted)
Florence Lake ... Mother (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

This Broadway revue is about two love affairs. The romance between the comedienne Joan Mason and Jack Evans of Boston is easily disturbed by Jack's cynical sister, Clara Belle Evans, who is against their relationship. The romance between the wealthy British Jill Martin and Tom McGrath, the assistant to the impresario George White Brodway is a love hate relationship. Gene Krupa and his band keep, together with the virtuoso organist Ethel Smith, both couples dancing a lot. Written by Robert

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Taglines:

TUNES you'll whistle! GIRLS you'll whistle AT! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1946 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

George White's Scandals of 1945 See more »

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Haley's and Margaret Hamilton's only screen appearance together other than The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »

Goofs

Joan Mason is seated in her dressing room, holding a cup and saucer. She tosses away the cup, which shatters on a door, but in the next shot it is back in the saucer. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown on curtains pulled on stage by ladies, as the ladies walk across stage. See more »

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Featured in Make Mine Laughs (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

How'd You Get Out of My Dreams?
(uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Played during the opening credits and sung at the beginning
Played occasionally by Gene Krupa and His Orchestra during routines
Danced by Martha Holliday
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Margaret Hamilton saves it
4 July 2018 | by steve-667-10190See all my reviews

Jeez this is hard to watch and this era would be my favourite.

Joan Davis doesn't know whether she wants to be Martha Raye, Betty Hutton or Eve Arden and fails in any comparison to them.

Jack Haley is my (and I stress) personal least favourite "leading man" or song and dance man of this era despite the legendary Wizard of Oz being in his resume.

Some of the routines are cringe-worthy. Check out Haley's impression of a fly landing on a cube of sugar and a chunk of limberger. Then if you can stomach it, Davis' rendition of an outboard motor trying to start. The sound effects of both were so obviously dubbed over and the paltry effort to be funny so bad, that I couldn't help imagining the embarrassment Davis and Haley must have felt actually standing on set in front of a camera and doing that stuff.

Margaret Hamilton saved this horror from a 1 rating. Her cynical spinster shtick is endearing as always.

I'm glad I saw it though and I'm consigning the memory to experience rather than pleasure.


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