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Honolulu (film)

Honolulu
Film poster
Directed by Edward Buzzell
Produced by Jack Cummings
Written by Herbert Fields
Frank Partos
Harry Ruskin (uncredited)
Starring Eleanor Powell
Robert Young
George Burns
Gracie Allen
Music by Georgie Stoll
Franz Waxman
Cinematography Ray June
Edited by Conrad A. Nervig
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • February¬†3,¬†1939¬†(1939-02-03)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Honolulu is an American Gracie Allen, Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, and Rita Johnson.

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Notes 2
  • Cast 3
  • External links 4

Plot

Inspired by stories about black face in tribute to Powell's idol, Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson. The comedy of Burns and Allen is also featured, although the two actors work separately for much of the movie, their characters only meeting in the final minutes. The film is also notable for offering a somewhat rare cinematic look at pre-World War II Honolulu.

There is a notable musical sequence featuring Gracie Allen, accompanied by musicians made to look like the Marx Brothers (including two Groucho's), while several actors in the audience are costumed to look like such famous actors as Clark Gable, W.C. Fields and Oliver Hardy.

Footage of one of Powell's dance routines (done in a hula skirt to a tiki drum orchestra) would be reused in the later comedy, The Great Morgan.

Cast

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