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Director  Hal Walker
Music director  Harry Simeone
Country  United States
6.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Music, Romance
Duration  
Language  English
Out of This World (1945 film) movie poster
Release date  13 July 1945
Writer  Sam Coslow (story), Elizabeth Meehan (story), Sam Coslow (screenplay), Walter DeLeon (screenplay), Arthur Phillips (screenplay)
Screenplay  Sam Coslow, Walter DeLeon, Arthur Phillips
Cast  Eddie Bracken (Herbie Fenton), Veronica Lake (Dorothy Dodge), Diana Lynn (Betty Miller), Cass Daley (Fanny (Drummer)), Harry Parke (Gus Palukas (as Parkyakarkus)), Donald MacBride (J.C. Crawford)
Similar movies  Fury, Terminator Salvation, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Youth
Tagline  He's got it, but it isn't his!

Out of this world 1945


Out of This World is a 1945 romantic comedy film directed by Hal Walker and starring Eddie Bracken, Veronica Lake, and Diana Lynn. The film features Bracken apparently singing with Bing Crosby's voice.

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Plot

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Betty Miller (Lynn) and her all-women orchestra are struggling until singer Herbie Fenton (Bracken) joins the band. The picture was a satire on the Frank Sinatra ‘bobby soxer’ cult.

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A shy Western Union messenger, Herbie is accidentally pushed on stage and ends up becoming an overnight radio sensation when he sings at a benefit show where Betty and her all-girl band is playing. He has a romance with Betty, who then sells more than 100% of his contract to various "managers" while Herbie receives only fifty dollars per week. One of those managers, Dorothy Dodge (Lake), hires "bobby soxers" to swoon at his performances.

Cast

  • Diana Lynn as Betty Miller
  • Eddie Bracken as Herbie Fenton
  • Veronica Lake as Dorothy Dodge
  • Cass Daley as Fanny
  • Donald MacBride as J.C. Crawford
  • Florence Bates as Harriet Pringle
  • Charles Smith as Charlie Briggs
  • Production

    The film was originally known as Divided by Three. It was meant to star Eddie Bracken and Betty Hutton after their success in Miracle of Morgan's Creek. However, Hutton was then assigned to the film California, so her role was assigned to Diana Lynn.

    Veronica Lake was then brought in to play the third lead. It was a step down for Lake, who had been one of Paramount's biggest stars. Hedda Hopper wrote that Paramount gave her the part supporting Lynn because "Lake clipped her own wings in her Boston bond appearance... It's lucky for Lake, after Boston, that she isn't out of pictures."

    Filming started in June 1944.

    In one scene, Bing Crosby’s four sons are seated in the front row at a radio show when Bracken is singing. "Where have I heard that voice before?" asks the first one. "I was just thinking that," says the next. The third says, "Aw shucks, I’d rather hear that bow-tie guy sing anyway" (meaning, of course, Sinatra). The last one says, "You’d better not let mother hear you say that."

    In the finale, the five orchestra leader-pianists, Carmen Cavallaro, Ted Fio Rito, Henry King, Ray Noble and Joe Reichman, combine their talents in a joint pianistic effort.

    Reception

    Bosley Crowther of The New York Times said: "Imagine a shy young singer with Eddie Bracken’s looks and the soothing voice of Bing Crosby and you have a picture of the hero of this film...That trick of movie prestidigitation is the novel twist of the show and is good for a laugh whenever Eddie opens his mouth and Bing’s warbling comes out. To be sure, Mr. Crosby never shows up, but his four fair-haired youngsters are on hand in one scene to represent the family and toss a few quips about dad...Mr. Crosby sings three fairish songs amusingly..."

    Soundtrack

    Eddie Bracken’s songs are dubbed by Bing Crosby.

  • "Out of This World" sung by Bing Crosby, and mimed by Eddie Bracken
  • "June Comes Around Every Year" (Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) sung by Bing Crosby, and mimed by Eddie Bracken
  • "I'd Rather Be Me" (Eddie Cherkose / Sam Coslow / Felix Bernard) sung by Bing Crosby, and mimed by Eddie Bracken
  • "All I Do Is Beat This Gol-Darn Drum" (Bernie Wayne / Ben Raleigh)
  • "A Sailor with an Eight-Hour Pass" (Bernie Wayne / Ben Raleigh])
  • "Ghost of Mr. Chopin" (Eddie Cherkose / Sam Coslow / Felix Bernard)
  • "It Takes a Little Bit More" (Eddie Cherkose / Sam Coslow / Felix Bernard).
  • Bing Crosby recorded three of the songs for Decca Records. Crosby's songs were also included in the Bing's Hollywood series.

    "Out of This World" was a hit in 1945 for Jo Stafford and Tommy Dorsey.

    References

    Out of This World (1945 film) Wikipedia
    Out of This World (1945 film) IMDb Out of This World (1945 film) themoviedb.org


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