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Shoot the Works (1934)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Oakie ... Nicky Nelson
Ben Bernie ... Joe Davis
Dorothy Dell ... Lily Raquel
Alison Skipworth ... The Countess
Roscoe Karns ... Sailor Burke
Arline Judge ... Jackie Donovan
William Frawley ... Larry Hale
Lew Cody ... Axel Hanratty
Paul Cavanagh ... Alvin Ritchie
Monte Vandergrift ... Man from Board of Health
Jill Dennett Jill Dennett ... Wanda
Lee Kohlmar Lee Kohlmar ... Prof. Jonas
Tony Merlo Tony Merlo ... Headwaiter
Ben Taggart ... Detective
Charles McAvoy Charles McAvoy ... Cop
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The Old Mastro himself...in his first picture...leads his lads and lassies in and out of six new song hits! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Musical | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thank Your Stars See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Before this movie was released in July 1934, two of its actors had died. Lew Cody died of heart disease on 31 May 1934, and 19-year-old Dorothy Dell was killed in a car accident eight days later. See more »

Connections

Version of Some Like It Hot (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Do I Love You?
(uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
Copyright 1934 by Famous Music Corporation
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Disappointing mess
21 November 2005 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

As a great fan of thirties musicals i watched this film in anticipation of an enjoyable 80 minutes.The writers on this are well known and i always rather like Jack Oakie.He always plays the same sort of character.Lots of ambition but never really achieves anything.This is the time of his career when he was the star rather than being the comedy support of actors such as John Payne.Well unfortunately i was sadly disappointed.The story was very derivative ,the comedy almost non existent and the delights of hearing Ben Bernie sing rather wore thin after a short time.the best thing about this film was Alison Skipworth.The music was OK.It has one evergreen "With My Eyes Wide Open" which is sung a number of times.


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