|THIS WAY PLEASE (director: Robert Florey; screenwriters: Garrett Grant, Seena Owen, Howard J. Green/story by Maxwell Stone & Bill Thomas; cinematographer: Harry Fischbeck; editor: Anne Bauchens; music: John Leipold; cast: Charles "Buddy'' Rogers (Brad Morgan), Betty Grable (Jane Morrow), Mary Livingstone (Maxine Barry), Ned Sparks (Inky Wells), Jim Jordan (Fibber McGee), Marion Jordan (Molly), Porter Hall (S. J. Crawford ), Lee Bowman (Stu Randall), Rufe Davis ( Sound effects man ); Runtime: 75; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Mel Shauer; Paramount Pictures; 1937)|
|"This was Betty Grable's
first appearance under her new Paramount
by Dennis Schwartz
backstage romance about a movie theater usherette
(Betty Grable) who has a crush on womanizing band
leader Charles "Buddy'' Rogers.
The uninspiring musical is directed by Robert
Florey ("Outpost in Morocco"/"The
Florentine Dagger"/"God is My Co-Pilot"). It's based
on the story by Maxwell Stone & Bill
Thomas. The screenplay is by Garrett
Grant, Seena Owen, and Howard J. Green.
film's memorable scene is the sounds effects man Rufe
Davis performing onstage. Radio's Fibber McGee and
Molly (Jim and Marion Jordan) do a comic routine. The
slight story has Betty getting a break to sing in the
theater and making the heartthrob band leader jealous
so he marries her in a slapstick marriage onstage.
This was Betty Grable's first appearance under her new Paramount contract.
REVIEWED ON 4/12/2016 GRADE: B-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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