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We're Not Dressing (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 27 April 1934 (USA)
Yacht owner is stranded on island with her socialite friends, a wacky husband and wife research team, and a singing sailor.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Walton Hall Smith (based on stories by), Benjamin Glazer (based on stories by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Stephen Jones
Carole Lombard ... Doris Worthington
George Burns ... George
Gracie Allen ... Gracie
Ethel Merman ... Edith
Leon Errol ... Hubert
Ray Milland ... Prince Michael (as Raymond Milland)
Jay Henry Jay Henry ... Prince Alexander
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Storyline

Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. She makes her way to an island with the help of singing sailor Stephen Jones. Her friend Edith, Uncle Hubert, and Princes Michael and Alexander make it to the same island but all prove to be useless in the art of survival. The sailor is the only one with the practical knowhow to survive but Doris and the others snub his leadership offer. That is until he starts a clam bake and wafts the fumes in their starving faces. The group gradually gives into his leadership, the only question now is if Doris will give into his charms. Written by Gary Jackson <garyjack5@cogeco.ca>

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Taglines:

You'll sing its songs and praises for weeks! (Print Ad- Ogdensburg Advance, ((Ogdensburg NY)) 6 May 1934)

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cupido ao Leme See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The portrait of Gracie's Uncle Fred appeared to be a caricature of George Barbier. See more »

Goofs

Several times, when "Droopy" growls, her lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

George Martin: [watching through binoculars] Gracie, my gun! A bird!
Gracie Martin: What?
George Martin: A bird! A bird!
Gracie Martin: O, my goodness. Here.
[hands him a live duck]
George Martin: Not a duck. My gun! How can you shoot with a duck?
Gracie Martin: Well, my father used to shoot ducks. But maybe that duck wasn't loaded, eh?
George Martin: The duck wasn't loaded but I'd like to bet that your father was.
Gracie Martin: Well, if he wasn't then why did the duck shoot my father because I always thought...
George Martin: Quiet! Quiet! Well, I missed him. He's gone and that was a stratospheric duck and very rare.
[...]
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Version of The Admirable Crichton (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Once in a Blue Moon
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung by Bing Crosby
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May I?
6 February 2003 | by Profaine_AngelSee all my reviews

I loved it! Bing and Carole were great together. The whole cast was terrific! George and Gracie kinda stole the show, but that just proves how funny they are. One of my favorite scenes is when Bing Crosby is singing "May I" to Carole Lomabard. She pretends to dislike him, but smiles at him when he's not looking , but stops when he looks at her. The whole time she's trying to keep up with it, but starts to smile when he looks at her and frown when he turns away. It's difficult to describe, but when you see the movie you'll understand. Some of the plot doesn't make much sense, and is just plain silly at times, but that just makes it the screwball that it is. The bear seems to be very well trained, it's not suppose to be cruel, though you can't help but be worried, and when it's a guy in a suit, it's funny and suppose to look unreal. My opinion may be great because I'm such a huge fan of Carole, but even if you have no idea who she is, watch it anyways.


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