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Strike Me Pink (1936)

Passed | | Comedy, Musical | 24 January 1936 (USA)
Meek Eddie Pink becomes manager of an amusement park beset by mobsters.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Clarence Budington Kelland (story and novel "Dreamland" in the Saturday Evening Post), Walter DeLeon (adaptation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Cantor ... Eddie Pink
Ethel Merman ... Joyce Lennox
Sally Eilers ... Claribel Higg
Harry Parke ... Parkyakarkus (as Parkyakarkus)
William Frawley ... Mr. Copple
The Goldwyn Girls ... Dancers
Helen Lowell ... Hattie 'Ma' Carson (as Helene Lowell)
Gordon Jones ... Butch Carson
Brian Donlevy ... Vance
Jack La Rue ... Mr. Thrust (as Jack LaRue)
Sunnie O'Dea ... Sunnie
Dona Drake ... Mademoiselle Fifi (as Rita Rio)
Edward Brophy ... Killer
Sid Fields ... Chorley Lennox (as Sidney H. Fields)
Don Brodie Don Brodie ... Mr. Marsh
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Storyline

After helping a numbskull graduate college, a nebbish blunders into a job running an amusement park. There he wards off a variety of con artists and other miscreants while he pursues a nightclub singer. Written by Andrei Blok

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Taglines:

Whoop for joy- it's Eddie's Annual Million-dollar Fun and Beauty Show! (Print ad-Daily Advertiser, ((Wagga Wagga, NSW)) 24 December 1936)

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dreamland See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Goldwyn Girls are credited in the first set of credits but not in the second set. The IMDb ordering uses the first set of credits and fills in the rest with the second set. See more »

Goofs

When Eddie listens to the correspondence course record on his portable phonograph, there's a record in the compartment in the cover. It shows part of the sleeve for Columbia "New Process" records, dating to about 1926. In a tighter shot in the same scene, the record is gone. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Yellow Submarine (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Calabash Pipe
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Lew Brown
Sung by Eddie Cantor and Ethel Merman and danced by chorus
Main theme played in the score often
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The last and the least of the Cantor-Goldwyn films.
9 July 2002 | by lzf0See all my reviews

If you have not seen "Whoopee!" or "Palmy Days" or "Kid Millions" or "Roman Scandals" or "The Kid from Spain", you may think that "Strike Me Pink" is a pretty funny comedy. However, compared to the films mentioned above, it just doesn't make it. Instead of writing for his usual "frightened and nervous little man" persona, Cantor is given a script which would be better suited to Harold Lloyd. The musical numbers, though serviceable, are not even close to the great songs introduced in the previous pictures. Casting Ethel Merman, so perfect in "Kid Millions", as the romantic lead was a total mistake. Parkyakarkus and Bill Frawley are descent comic foils for Cantor, but somehow it all seems a little contrived. If you have seen the other films Cantor made for Goldwyn, this one may be a little disappointing. Don't get me wrong! There are some funny bits in the film. It's certainly not a total disaster, but compared to the films which came before it, it leaves much to be desired.


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