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-- Synopsis: A bandleader (Kyser) enlists a down-on-his-luck actor (Barrymore) to teach him Shakespeare so he can pay his taxes. Lulu Monahan (Patsy Kelly) is the press agent for John Barrymore who is attempting to get a sponsor for a local radio program. Lulu plants a story that the great Shakespearean actor, over his heartfelt objections, will teach Kyser how to play Shakespeare in a festival of the bard's plays.

* Hollywood Style Lindy / West Coast Swing dancers Jewel McGowen and Dean Collins do some excellent Jitterbug dancing.


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1941R.K.O.David Butler
Runtime:Country Made:Language:Color:
94 minutes USA English Black and White
Genre:Featured Dancer Featured DanceDance Rating
Comedy / Musical
Dean and JewelJitterbug Very Good
Known DancersChoreographersActors / Actresses
Dean Collins (Swing) Jack Crosby (dance director)Ginny Simms (Ginny Simmons)
Dorothy Babb Harry Babbitt (Harry Babbitt)  
Jewel McGowen (Swing) John Barrymore (John Barrymore) 
Lupe Velez (Rumba) Kay Kyser (Kay Kyser) 
  Lupe Velez (Carmen) 
  M.A. Bogue (Ish Kabibble)
  May Robson (Grandma Kyser)
  Patsy Kelly (Lulu Monahan)
  Peter Lind Hayes (Peter Lindsay)

Dances performed in this film    Special Dance Interest
Jitterbug n/a n/a Jitterbug
Some Music Titles in Film Bands / Musicians / Singers Posters / Lobby Cards
How Long Did I Dream Kay Kyser and Orchestra n/a
Humpty Dumpty Heart Ginny Simms    
Que Chica      
Romeo Smith and Juliet Jones      
Thank Your Lucky Stars and Stripes      

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November 3, 2005

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