Hi Diddle Diddle

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Hi Diddle Diddle is a 1943 American comedy film made in directed by Andrew L. Stone and starring Adolphe Menjou, Martha Scott, Dennis O'Keefe, June Havoc, Billie Burke, and Pola Negri. The title is a play on the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle and the... read more
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Hi Diddle Diddle is a 1943 American comedy film made in directed by Andrew L. Stone and starring Adolphe Menjou, Martha Scott, Dennis O'Keefe, June Havoc, Billie Burke, and Pola Negri. The title is a play on the nursery rhyme Hey Diddle Diddle and the use of diddle as a word for confidence trick. The film features animated portions from Leon Schlesinger's studio with the fast moving screenplay frequently breaking the fourth wall. The film is also known as Diamonds and Crime (American reissue title).

Original Release

08/02/1943

US Release

08/02/1943

Cast

Martha Scott Janie Prescott Phyffe
Adolphe Menjou Col. Hector Phyffe
Pola Negri Genya Smetana
Billie Burke Liza Prescott / Eliza Prescott
Dennis O'Keefe Sonny Phyffe
June Havoc Leslie Quayle
Walter Kingsford Senator Jummy Simpson / Senator Jimmy Simpson
Barton Hepburn Peter Warrington III
Byron Foulger Watson / Watson, the Brokerage Firm Clerk
Bess Flowers Wedding Guest
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Andrew L. Stone, Friz Freleng

Writers

Edmund L. Hartmann, Frederick J. Jackson, Andrew L. Stone

Cast

Martha Scott Janie Prescott Phyffe
Adolphe Menjou Col. Hector Phyffe
Pola Negri Genya Smetana
Billie Burke Liza Prescott / Eliza Prescott
Dennis O'Keefe Sonny Phyffe
June Havoc Leslie Quayle
Walter Kingsford Senator Jummy Simpson / Senator Jimmy Simpson
Barton Hepburn Peter Warrington III
Byron Foulger Watson / Watson, the Brokerage Firm Clerk
Bess Flowers Wedding Guest
Richard Hageman Boughton
Andrew Tombes Mike / Mike, the Doorman
Bert Roach Husband, Taxi Cab Bit / Frustrated Taxi Passenger
Don Brodie George Bronson
Eddie Marr Michael Angelo
Paul Porcasi Impressario
Georges Metaxa Tony Spinelli
Marek Windheim Pianist
Lorraine Miller Director's Friend / The Blonde
Chick Chandler Saunders

Producers

Editors

Harvey Manger

1944 Oscar Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture Nominated
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