Interesting historically, in that Frank Sinatra, the Number One singer of his time, was billed below Jane Russell and Groucho Marx! Not that Jane and Julius are not top billing material, but within a few years - and "From Here To Eternity" and a new record contract - Sinatra would rule show business. As music historians know, Frank Sinata's record sales dipped around 1946 through 1952, and he dappled in smaller venues, some TV - and "B" pictures.
Yes, this film can be considered a "B", but the Director, Writers, and stars put togther a very entertaining film, which really mines the talents of all involved. Great to see so much of Groucho, very much in character, and having some very funny bits as a woulda-been financial mogul - he's a waiter in an old Mom & Pop eatery; Frank Sinatra is predictably dynamic - his role could be described as a Junior Bank Executive, whose personal finances have a discrepancy between earnings and dreams; Jane Russell plays the part of Bank Teller Mildred Goodhue, his beautiful but somewhat naive girlfriend, who wants to marry this man, but makes the mistake of being persuaded that money isn't..."only money".
A great black and white print of a minor classic. Even has two excellent songs (the duet from adjacent apartments by Frank and Jane is a real time-capsule entry, something obviously missed by documentary makers).
- Actors: Jane Russell, Groucho Marx, Frank Sinatra, Don McGuire, Howard Freeman
- Directors: Irving Cummings
- Writers: Harry Crane, Leo Rosten, Mannie Manheim, Melville Shavelson
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
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- Studio: Warner Bros. Home Video
- Release Date: May 13 2008
- Run Time: 80 minutes
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- ASIN: B00143XDYM
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #31,978 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)