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You Can't Have Everything (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 3 August 1937 (USA)
Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds"... See full summary »

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Harry Tugend (screen play), Jack Yellen (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Faye ... Judy Poe Wells
The Ritz Brothers ... The Ritz Brothers (as Ritz Brothers)
Don Ameche ... George Macrae
Charles Winninger ... Sam Gordon
Gypsy Rose Lee ... Lulu Riley (as Louise Hovick)
Arthur Treacher ... Bevins
Tony Martin ... Bobby Walker
David Rubinoff ... David Rubinoff (as Rubinoff)
Phyllis Brooks ... Evelyn Moore
Wally Vernon ... Jerry
Tip Tap & Toe Tip Tap & Toe ... Specialty Dancers in North Winds (as Tip Tap and Toe)
Louis Prima ... Orchestra Leader
George Humbert George Humbert ... Romano
Jed Prouty ... Mr. Whiteman
Dorothy Christy ... Blonde
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Storyline

Starving playwright Judith Wells meets playboy writer of musicals, George Macrae, over a plate of stolen spaghetti. He persuades producer Sam Gordon to buy her ridiculous play "North Winds" just to improve his romantic chances, and even persuades her to sing in the sort of show she pretends to despise. But just when their romance is going well, Gordon's former flame Lulu reveals the ace up her sleeve... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

3 August 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Brelan d'as See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film debut of Gypsy Rose Lee. See more »

Goofs

On the marriage license of George Macrae and Lulu Riley; her residence is shown as 1425 W. 52 Street. However, there isn't a 1400 block on W. 52 Street,the highest is 600. See more »

Quotes

Lulu Riley: Why don't you go out and look for a nice fatal accident?
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Crazy Credits

Rubinoff and his Violin See more »

Connections

Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Long Underwear
(1937) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Samuel Pokrass, Sid Kuller and Ray Golden
Sung and danced by The Ritz Brothers and chorus
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Wanting More of Faye and Ameche
3 June 2019 | by tr-83495See all my reviews

I guess this was to come in later movies, but I kept waiting for the musical pairing of Alice Faye and Don Ameche, which never came. Everything else happened, but this musical needed a stronger anchor. Those in charge should have realized the talent they had in Faye and Ameche and driven the plot from there.


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