Hullabaloo

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Eager to make a name in radio, ex-vaudevillian Frank Merriweather (Frank Morgan) hits the airwaves by playing all the roles in a skit about Martian invaders. He plays the parts too well, raising panic in the streets and causing station brass to fire him. read more
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Eager to make a name in radio, ex-vaudevillian Frank Merriweather (Frank Morgan) hits the airwaves by playing all the roles in a skit about Martian invaders. He plays the parts too well, raising panic in the streets and causing station brass to fire him. Hullabaloo's spoof of the Orson Welles' The War of the Worlds radio event is an antic highlight of this movie musical centered on merrily befogged Merriweather's attempt to restore his career – all while reuniting with his three children (from his three alimony-seeking ex-wives!).

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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