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 more

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