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Sally, Irene and Mary (1938)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 4 March 1938 (USA)
Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club.

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Harry Tugend (screenplay), Jack Yellen (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alice Faye ... Sally Day
Tony Martin ... Tommy Randall
Fred Allen ... Gabriel 'Gabby' Green
Jimmy Durante ... Jefferson Twitchell
Gregory Ratoff ... Baron Alex Zorka
Joan Davis ... Irene Keene
Marjorie Weaver ... Mary Stevens
Gypsy Rose Lee ... Joyce Taylor (as Louise Hovick)
Eddie Collins Eddie Collins ... Ship's Captain
Barnett Parker ... Oscar
J. Edward Bromberg ... Pawnbroker
Andrew Tombes ... Judge Wyler
The Brian Sisters The Brian Sisters ... Specialty (as Brian Sisters)
Raymond Scott Raymond Scott ... Orchestra Leader (as Raymond Scott Quintet)
Mary Treen ... Miss Barkow
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Manicurists Sally, Irene and Mary hope to be Broadway entertainers. When Mary inherits an old ferry boat, they turn it into a successful supper club. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Comedy | Music | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sweet as a Song 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

Lon Chaney Jr appears as a cop at the 11 minute mark. See more »

Quotes

Sally Day: What are you doing? Counting sheep?
Irene Keene: No, just lamb chops.
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Connections

Spoofed in City for Conquest (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is Where I Came In
(uncredited)
Music by Harold Spina
Lyrics by Walter Bullock
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Alice, Joan and Marjorie
29 August 2017 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

1938's "Sally, Irene and Mary" joined the legion of show business musicals with impossibly gorgeous starlets trying to make it big on Broadway. Fortunately, beautiful blonde Alice Faye is the perfect headliner, adept at both song and dance, supported by the game Joan Davis, also attractive and as gifted a physical comedienne as the revered Lucille Ball. Rounding out the trio is the forgotten Marjorie Weaver, fewer opportunities to shine, given that the masculine contingent feature the vocals of Tony Martin (then recently wed to Alice Faye), the bombastic Fred Allen, delightful radio comedian who makes one lament that he hadn't given movies more of a try, and vaudeville veteran Jimmy Durante, who contributes one number toward the end to make up for a rather minor role. This author is in agreement with other reviewers in that the comedy is at a higher level than the music, and for Alice Faye fans it's less of a showcase amidst so much top caliber talent. Among the unbilled actors we can spot Lon Chaney at the 11 minute mark, as a policeman using his club to knock out a ranting Gregory Ratoff, who at least settles down after such an impetuous introduction. Chaney, with one line of dialogue, would also do a bit in Alice's next feature, the immensely popular "Alexander's Ragtime Band," nearing the end of his forgettable two years under contract with 20th Century-Fox, 30 titles going virtually unnoticed (1939's "Of Mice and Men" would of course change all that, coupled with "The Wolf Man" at Universal in 1941).


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