Dick Powell
Director: Alfred E. Green Cast: Dick Powell
Dick Powell
, Ruby Keeler
Ruby Keeler
, Jack Oakie
Jack Oakie
Alfred E. Green

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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The titular colleen is Ruby Keeler, hired to manage a dress shop by wealthy Dick Powell. Keeler is the replacement for slatternly Joan Blondell, who'd been assigned the job by Powell's philandering father (Hugh Herbert). With Powell and Keeler at the helm, it's no time at all before the musical numbers proliferate, though none of the songs have the staying power of those in such earlier Warners musicals as 42nd Street and Golddiggers of 1933. The best number, "Boulevardier from the Bronx," is familiar to modern viewers thanks to its constant use in Warner Bros. cartoons. A lesser Powell/Keeler outing, Colleen contains what many film buffs regard as the definitive performance of character comedian Hugh "Woo Woo" Herbert.

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Product Details

Release Date: 06/02/2009
UPC: 0883316164525
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:29:00
Sales rank: 36,551

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dick Powell Donald Ames III
Ruby Keeler Colleen Riley
Jack Oakie Joe Cork
Joan Blondell Minnie Hawkins
Hugh Herbert Cedric Ames
Louise Fazenda Alicia Ames
Paul Draper Paul Gordon
Marie Wilson Mabel
Luis Alberni Carlo
Hobart Cavanaugh Noggin
Berton Churchill Logan
J.M. Kerrigan Pop Reilly
Spencer Charters Dr. Frothingham
Addison Richards Schuyler
Mary Treen Miss Hively
Charles Coleman Butler
Alphonse Martell Head Waiter
Iris March Miss Graham
Herbert Evans Flootman
Emmett Vogan Official
Cyril Ring Client
Harry Depp Assistant
Shirley Lloyd Girl
Bob Murphy Cop
Ward Bond Sweeney the Cop
Alma Lloyd Nurse
Sarah Edwards Society Woman
Laura Pierpont Society Woman
John Albright Page Boy
Andre Cheron Waiter
Edward Keane Edwards
George Andre Beranger Jeweler
Antonio Filauri Bartender
Charles Delaney Ship's Radio Operator
Joan Barclay Cafe Guest

Technical Credits
Alfred E. Green Director
George Barnes Cinematographer
Bobby Connolly Choreography
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Byron Haskin Cinematographer,Editor
Frederick Hugh Herbert Screenwriter
Sig Herzig Screenwriter
Robert Lord Original Story
Peter Milne Screenwriter
Terrell O. Morse Editor
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Max Parker Art Director
Sol Polito Cinematographer

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