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Get Hep to Love (1942)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 2 October 1942 (USA)
Orphan prodigy singer runs away from her oppressive aunt and tricks a rural couple into adopting her.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Jay Dratler (screenplay), M.M. Musselman (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gloria Jean ... Doris Stanley
Donald O'Connor ... Jimmy Arnold
Jane Frazee ... Ann Winters
Robert Paige ... Stephen Winters
Peggy Ryan ... Betty Blake
Edith Barrett ... Miss Roberts
Cora Sue Collins ... Elaine Sterling
Nana Bryant ... Aunt Addie
Irving Bacon ... Mr. Hardwicke
John Abbott ... Prof. Radowsky
Millard Mitchell ... McCarthy
Tim Ryan ... Detective Tucker
Douglas Scott ... Ronald Stacey
Virginia Brissac ... Mrs. Brown
The Jivin' Jacks and Jills ... Dancers
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Storyline

Doris Stanley (Gloria Jean), a budding concert artist, leaves home to escape her Aunt Addie (Nana Bryant), a slave-driving, money-grubber, who hires a private detective to find her. Meanwhile, she gets "adopted" and sheltered by Ann (Jane Frazee) and Steven Winters (Robert Paige), a childless married coupled, and goes to a high school, filled with jivin', jumpin' jitter-buggers.. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION OF Juvenile Jive! (original print ad - many caps)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chiquita linda See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Cora Sue Collins's singing was dubbed by another performer. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy Arnold: Oh, but is he a drip. He's a drizzle of the first water.
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Connections

Featured in Keep 'Em Slugging (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Hitch a Horsie To The Automobile
Written by Al Hoffman, Mann Curtis and Jerry Livingston
Sung by Peggy Ryan
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Get Hep to Love was a pretty enjoyable musical comedy but I was disappointed to not see Donald O'Connor dancing that much
30 June 2015 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Because this was one of Donald O'Connor's films he made at Universal with Peggy Ryan and Gloria Jean, I expected to see him dancing up a storm. Unfortunately, he only dances at the end with Gloria and it's not really much. Ms. Ryan does her stuff at a malt shop and sings a swingin' tune as well so there's that! Ms. Jean does her operatic songs to mostly fine effect though I'm not really a fan of her music. Her rival (Cora Sue Collins) sings something I recognize as the song -"Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms"- that Bugs Bunny plays in his cartoons-instigated to do so by foes Yosemite Sam or Daffy Duck-in which he misses the note that's supposed to blow him up! Oh, and another lady I recognize is Jane Frazee who I previously saw singing in Buck Privates and Hellzapoppin'. She does not do that here. Anyway, Get Hep to Love was pretty entertaining so, yeah, that's a recommendation. P.S. Though I've been watching the Blondie movie series of late, I didn't recognize the mailman in those entries as a character named Mr. Hardwicke in this movie-Irving Bacon.


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