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Rise and Shine (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Musical | 21 November 1941 (USA)
Stupid football player is kidnapped by gangsters. Lunatics abound: former footballer now dancer, professor interested in magic, gangster who makes horse noises when excited.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

James Thurber (story "My Life and Hard Times"), Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Oakie ... Boley Bolenciecwcz
George Murphy ... Jimmy McGonigle
Linda Darnell ... Louise Murray
Walter Brennan ... Grandpa
Milton Berle ... Seabiscuit
Sheldon Leonard ... Menace
Donald Meek ... Professor Philip Murray
Ruth Donnelly ... Mame Bacon
Raymond Walburn ... Colonel Bacon
Donald MacBride ... Coach Graham
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Murray
Charles Waldron Charles Waldron ... President
Mildred Gover Mildred Gover ... Mrs. Robertson
William Haade ... Butch
Dick Rich Dick Rich ... Gogo
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Storyline

Stupid football player is kidnapped by gangsters. Lunatics abound: former footballer now dancer, professor interested in magic, gangster who makes horse noises when excited. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A COLLEGIATE CARNIVAL of ROMANCE, MELODY and MADNESS! (original print media ad - mostly caps)


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El jugador fenómeno See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Walter Brennan was only 47 years old even though he played an "old timer" in this film. He was actually younger than Raymond Wilburn who continually referred to him as "old timer". See more »

Soundtracks

Get Thee Behind Me, Clayton
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Music by Ralph Rainger
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A lot of fun
28 September 2001 | by NozzSee all my reviews

Evidently this started out based on Thurber's "My Life and Hard Times," but all that's left is the college football hero Bolenkowitz who needs a passing grade in order to play and thus mightily ponders the easiest question the prof can think of. Still, who cares? Everyone is entertaining, there's music, there's a gang of amusingly caricaturical bad guys, and it's all simple enough for a ten-year-old...


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