Release dateDecember 26, 1941 (1941-12-26) WriterJames V. Kern (story), M.M. Musselman (story), James V. Kern (screenplay), Arthur Phillips (additional dialogue) GenresComedy, Musical, Musical comedy CastKay Kyser (Kay Kyser), John Barrymore (John Barrymore), Lupe Vélez (Carmen del Toro), Patsy Kelly (Lulu Monahan), Ginny Simms (Ginny Simms - Band Singer), May Robson (Grandma Kyser) Similar moviesBirdman, Pitch Perfect 2, Frozen, Aladdin, The Jungle Book, Cinderella
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Playmates is a 1941 American comedy film directed by David Butler and written by James V. Kern. The film stars Kay Kyser, John Barrymore, Lupe Vélez, Ginny Simms, May Robson and Patsy Kelly. The film was released on December 26, 1941, by RKO Radio Pictures.
Lulu Monahan, played by Patsy Kelly, is a press agent for John Barrymore, who plays himself. Lulu tries to get a sponsor for his radio program. Lulu and the agent for bandleader Kay Kyser, playing himself, make up a story that the great Shakespearean actor will teach Kyser how to play Shakespeare.