Hullabaloo

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Hullabaloo is a 1940 musical comedy film directed by Edwin L. Marin and written by Nat Perrin. It stars Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke, Donald Meek, Reginald Owen and Connie Gilchrist. Jack Albertson, Leo Gorcey and Arthur... read more
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Hullabaloo is a 1940 musical comedy film directed by Edwin L. Marin and written by Nat Perrin. It stars Frank Morgan, Virginia Grey, Dan Dailey, Billie Burke, Donald Meek, Reginald Owen and Connie Gilchrist. Jack Albertson, Leo Gorcey and Arthur O'Connell appear in bit roles. Morgan is the star of the film, as a fading actor who is trying to revive his career by starring on a radio program. When his most recent broadcast, a science fiction invasion from Mars story, panics the nation, he is fired. He decides to jumpstart his career by creating a new show which features his talented children. A highlight of the film is Morgan's reenactment of the current MGM hit film Boom Town, with Morgan's character, Frank Merriweather, supposedly imitating the voices of the stars of that film. In fact, the Boom Town stars' voices were dubbed over Morgan's. The voices of Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert, Spencer Tracy, and Hedy Lamarr are used.

Original Release

10/25/1940

Cast

Frank Morgan Frankie Merriweather
Virginia Grey Laura Merriweather
Dan Dailey Bob Strong (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Billie Burke Penny Merriweather
Nydia Westman Lulu Perkins
Donald Meek Mr. Clyde Perkins
Ann Morriss Wilma Norton
Reginald Owen 'Buzz' Foster
Charles Holland Singing Bellhop
Leni Lynn Judy Merriweather
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Edwin L. Marin

Writers

Bradford Ropes, Val Burton, Nat Perrin, Dorothy Yost

Cast

Frank Morgan Frankie Merriweather
Virginia Grey Laura Merriweather
Dan Dailey Bob Strong (as Dan Dailey Jr.)
Billie Burke Penny Merriweather
Nydia Westman Lulu Perkins
Donald Meek Mr. Clyde Perkins
Ann Morriss Wilma Norton
Reginald Owen 'Buzz' Foster
Charles Holland Singing Bellhop
Leni Lynn Judy Merriweather
Virginia O'Brien Virginia Ferris
Curt Bois Armand Francois
Sara Haden 'Sue' Merriweather
Larry Nunn 'Terry' Merriweather
Barnett Parker Samuel Stephens
George Lessey Mr. Arthur Jay Norton
Cy Kendall Mr. Wilson
Connie Gilchrist Arline Merriweather
Martin Faust Pedestrian
Leo Gorcey Apartment House Bellhop / Passerby

Producers

Editors

Conrad A. Nervig

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