Panama Hattie

  • 1942
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

A terrific Broadway play was given a dismal screen treatment, highlighted only by a few Cole Porter tunes salvaged from the play. MGM paid $130,000 for the rights to the play, only to toss most of it aside. In New York, it starred Ethel Merman, James Dunn, Arthur Treacher, Rags Ragland, Betty Hutton, and Joan Carroll and it ran for more than 500 performances....read more

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Panama Hattie - Official Trailer
01:37 — A nightclub owner in Panama takes on Nazi spies.

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The brassy but golden-hearted proprietress of a Canal Zone hotel, where she also performs, is used to a raucous crowd of rough-and-tumble sailors, but then she falls for a wealthy socialite soldier and isn't quite sure how to handle herself as a result.

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  • Review: A terrific Broadway play was given a dismal screen treatment, highlighted only by a few Cole Porter tunes salvaged from the play. MGM paid $130,000 for the rights to the play, only to toss most of it aside. In New York, it starred Ethel Merman, James Dunn,… (more)

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