The Life Of The Party

  • 1937
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Musical

Penner is a wealthy but irresponsible man chosen by Shoemaker to be the husband for Hilliard, her crooning daughter. But the aspiring singer wants nothing to do with him, instead setting her sights on Raymond, with whom she winds up at the end. Moore is a detective assigned to keep Raymond out of woman trouble, but obviously he can't fulfill his assignment....read more

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Penner is a wealthy but irresponsible man chosen by Shoemaker to be the husband for Hilliard, her crooning daughter. But the aspiring singer wants nothing to do with him, instead setting her sights on Raymond, with whom she winds up at the end. Moore is a detective assigned to keep Raymond

out of woman trouble, but obviously he can't fulfill his assignment. The star-studded cast can't do much with the simplistic script, RKO's last-ditch attempt to turn radio performers Penner and Parkyakarkus into movie stars. The two are good but limited in what they can do on the screen. Support

is only average, despite some heavyweight second bananas like Gilbert, Pangborn, and the long-suffering Dumont as Penner's mother. The big production number features dancer Miller with Hilliard on the vocal. Ultimately this is little more than a hodge-podge of music and dance, interspersed with

comedy. Songs included: "So You Won't Sing," "Let's Have Another Cigarette," "The Life of the Party," "Chirp a Little Ditty," "Yankee Doodle Band" (Herb Magidson, Allie Wrubel), "Roses in December" (George Jessel, Ben Oakland, Magidson).

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