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You'll Find Out (1940)

Approved | | Comedy, Horror, Musical | 22 November 1940 (USA)
The manager of Kay Kyser's band books them for a birthday party bash for an heiress at a spooky mansion, where sinister forces try to kill her.

Director:

David Butler

Writers:

James V. Kern (screen play), David Butler (story) | 4 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Kyser ... Kay Kyser
Peter Lorre ... Karl Fenninger
Boris Karloff ... Judge Spencer Mainwaring
Bela Lugosi ... Prince Saliano
Helen Parrish ... Janis Bellacrest
Dennis O'Keefe ... Chuck Deems
Alma Kruger ... Aunt Margo Bellacrest
Joseph Eggenton Joseph Eggenton ... Jurgen
Kay Kyser Band ... Kay Kyser's Band (as Kay Kyser's Band)
Ginny Simms ... Ginny Simms
Harry Babbitt ... Harry Babbitt
M.A. Bogue ... Ish Kabibble (as Ish Kabibble)
Sully Mason ... Sully Mason
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Kay Kyser and his orchestra are hired to entertain at the birthday party of a young heiress at a creepy old mansion, where they uncover a plot against her life. Who is the villain? The sinister judge? The phony medium? The skeptical psychologist? You'll find out. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Filmed August 8-October 11 1940, the 7th of 8 features to star Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, and the only time that fellow Hungarians Lugosi and Peter Lorre ever shared the screen. See more »

Goofs

When Kay Kyser is in the secret passageway, the lighting changes frequently. See more »

Quotes

'Prof. Karl Fenninger': Who is this fellow, Kyser?
Judge Spencer Mainwaring: Some band leader.
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Crazy Credits

"The College of Musical Knowledge" is an on-screen opening acting credit, but its members are the studio audience, since Kay Kyser refers to them as "students." See more »

Connections

References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

I'd Know You Anywhere
(1940) (uncredited)
Music by Jimmy McHugh
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Played by the Kay Kyser Band and sung by Ginny Simms
Reprised by them and sung by Harry Babbitt
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THIS ONE GOT YOUR ATTENTION!!
24 August 2003 | by yessdancSee all my reviews

It's funny how many 'reviewers' didn't 'get' YOU'LL FIND OUT. Kay Kyser was a huge star (as big as Karloff, Lugosi, and Lorre) in the late 30s thru the 40s, and his top-rated radio show spawned 7 feature films, playing himself every time except one, so to brand him as 'silly' means you're uninformed, bub! Corny, yes, but that was the cornerstone of his appeal. THAT'S WHAT RADIO COMEDY WAS LIKE THEN. Judging Kyser by today's standards is like criticizing a Jack Benny radio show because he was 'stingy'!! THAT'S THE HUMOR, FOLKS!!! I find the most criticism comes from those who watched YFO because Boris, Bela and Peter appeared together in it. Well, guys, the news for you here is, it was without a doubt a KAY KYSER VEHICLE, complete with his name above the title and everything, so don't expect friggin' FRANKENSTEIN MEETS DRACULA. The music was wonderfully appropriate, with all song lyrics by Johnny Mercer, and an academy award nomination for the song, I'D KNOW YOU ANYWHERE, so any detractors should be suitably chagrined.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Old Professor See more »

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Budget:

$353,000 (estimated)
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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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