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Hooray for Love

Hooray for Love

Ann Sothern
Director: Walter Lang Cast: Ann Sothern
Ann Sothern
, Gene Raymond
Gene Raymond
, Thurston Hall
Thurston Hall
Walter Lang

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Obviously filmed on a tight budget, RKO Radio's Hooray for Love nevertheless has as much sheer entertainment value as any high-priced Busby Berkeley spectacular. Gene Raymond plays Doug, a college boy who aspires to become a Broadway producer. With reluctant songstress Pat (Ann Sothern) as his star, Doug stages a big-time revue, financed by Pat's father, a seedy con artist known as the Commodore (Thurston Hall). When it turns out that The Commoder hasn't a cent to his name, Doug is tossed into jail, but salvation is at hand in the form of a wealthy widow (Georgia Caine) who's set her cap for Pat's reprobate father. Lionel Stander has several choice moments as a temperamental Russian orchestra leader, as does Pert Kelton as a talentless soubrette, but the film's strongest selling card is the presence of the matchless Bill "Bojangles" Robinson and Fats Waller. The musical highlight is Robinson's "I'm Living in a Great Big Way," accompanied by Waller and Jeni Le Gon.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/12/2012
UPC: 0883316470619
Original Release: 1935
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:12:00
Sales rank: 53,624

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ann Sothern Pat
Gene Raymond Doug
Thurston Hall Commodore
Pert Kelton Trixie
Georgia Caine Duchess
Lionel Stander Chowsky
Etienne Girardot Judge
Sam Hardy Ganz
Eddie Kane Grady
Maria Gambarelli Actor
Fats Waller Actor
Jeni Le Gon Actor
Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Bill

Technical Credits
Walter Lang Director
Lucien Andriot Cinematographer
Alberto Colombo Musical Direction/Supervision
George Crone Editor
Ray S. Harris Screenwriter
Lawrence Hazard Screenwriter
Sammy Lee Choreography
Felix Young Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hooray for Love
1. Chapter 1 [10:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:00]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [10:00]
5. Chapter 5 [10:00]
6. Chapter 6 [10:00]
7. Chapter 7 [10:00]
8. Chapter 8 [2:15]

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