Release dateFebruary 3, 1939 (1939-02-03) WriterHerbert Fields (original story and screen play), Frank Partos (original story and screen play) ScreenplayFrank Partos, Herbert Fields Story byFrank Partos, Herbert Fields CastEleanor Powell (Miss Dorothy 'Dot' March), Robert Young (Brooks Mason / George Smith), George Burns (Joe Duffy), Gracie Allen (Millicent 'Millie' De Grasse), Rita Johnson (Cecelia Grayson), Bess Flowers (Grayson's Party Guest (uncredited)) Similar moviesBirdman, Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen, Aladdin, Cinderella, The Nightmare Before Christmas
TaglineHundreds of lovely hula girls . . . scores of lilting songs . . . spectacle to make you marvel !
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Honolulu is an American musical film that was released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1939. The film stars dancer Eleanor Powell and Robert Young, and was directed by Edward Buzzell. Also appearing in the film are George Burns, Gracie Allen, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and Rita Johnson.
Inspired by stories about doppelgängers and identical twins such as The Prince and the Pauper, Honolulu features Young in a dual role as Brooks Mason—a top movie star—and as Hawaiʻi-based businessman George Smith. Mason is tired of being in the public eye, so when he discovers that Smith is close enough to be his twin, he arranges to switch places with Smith temporarily. When Mason steps into Smith's life, he finds himself in a tug-of-war between Smith's fiancée, and a dancer named Dorothy March (Powell), with whom he has fallen in love. Meanwhile, Smith discovers that being a famous movie star is not all that it is made out to be.
Eleanor Powell as Miss Dorothy 'Dot' March
Robert Young as Brooks Mason / George Smith / David in the movie
George Burns as Joe Duffy
Gracie Allen as Millicent 'Millie' De Grasse
Rita Johnson as Cecelia Grayson
Clarence Kolb as Mr. Horace Grayson
Jo Ann Sayers as Nurse
Ann Morriss as Gale Brewster
Willie Fung as Wong, Mason's Hawaiian servant
Cliff Clark as First Detective
Edward Gargan as Second Detective
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson as Washington, Mason's Hollywood servant (billed as Eddie Anderson)
Sig Ruman as Professor Timmer, psychiatrist (billed as Sig Rumann)
Ruth Hussey as Eve, David's wife in the movie
Kealohu Holt as Native Dancing Girl (billed as Kealoha Holt)