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Where Did You Get That Girl? (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 3 January 1941 (USA)
Through a mix-up, the members of a band get thrown in jail as robbery suspects.

Director:

Arthur Lubin

Writers:

Jay Dratler (screenplay), Jay Dratler (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leon Errol ... Alex MacDevin
Helen Parrish ... Helen Borden
Charles Lang ... Jeff Brant
Eddie Quillan ... Joe Olsen
Franklin Pangborn ... Digby
Stanley Fields ... Crandall
Tom Dugan ... Murphy
Joe Brown Jr. Joe Brown Jr. ... Davey
Leonard Sues Leonard Sues ... Franky
Ken Lundy Ken Lundy ... Shrimp (as Kenneth Lundy)
Joe Cobb ... Tubby
Billy Jack Elliot Billy Jack Elliot ... Jack
Peter Sullivan Peter Sullivan ... Pete
Thurston Hall ... Stuyvesant, Four Star Record Co. President
Wade Boteler ... Connolly
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Storyline

Jeff Brant is a struggling young composer of symphonic music. Helen Borden, who lives in Jeff's apartment building, convinces him to allow their landlady's son Joe to make swing arrangements of Jeff's music, in hopes that all of them can thereby make career advances. The band sneaks into a recording studio at night to make an audition record, but when burglars rob the studio, the band members fear they will be charged with the crime. But then they learn that they have left their audition recording behind and through a fluke, it is distributed and becomes a hit by "The Mystery Swingsters." Jeff, Helen, Joe, and the rest of the band must figure how to claim rightful credit for the record without getting arrested for the robbery. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

You'll swing and sway away...as they make hey-hey! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

¿Dónde conseguiste esa chica? See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although the Police Inspector (played by Tim Ryan) is not addressed by name in the movie, a document shown onscreen reveals his first name is George. See more »

Soundtracks

Rug Cuttin' Romeo
Music by Milton Rosen
Lyrics by Everett Carter
Sung by Helen Parrish
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Frothy little musical, maybe a bit dated
1 January 2011 | by gerdeen-1See all my reviews

I would call this a musical. It has only a few songs, but then again, it's a fairly short movie. It's reasonably pleasant, though no one would call it great.

I suspect "Where Did You Get That Girl?" is so little known because star Helen Parrish is not well enough remembered. She was beautiful and very talented, but died young.

The story is about a swing band and a female vocalist (Parrish) trying to break into the big time. Gangsters get involved, and there are lots of comic mix-ups until everything is resolved. If you like Leon Errol's unsubtle brand of humor, you'll get some laughs. (He's the bald guy with the perpetually harried expression.)

The title song will probably seem familiar. It was written decades before this movie by Bert Kalmar and Harry Puck. Later, in 1950, it was used as the opening number in "Three Little Words," the biopic about Kalmar's collaboration with Harry Ruby.


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