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The Butter and Egg Man, a 1928 First National film, was the first screen version of the Kaufman play. Directed by Richard Wallace, it starred Jack Mulhall and Greta Nissen (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.0706). A British version entitled Hello, Sweetheart was released in l935. First National used the material again as the basis for a 1937 film, Dance Charlie Dance. Ray Enright directed Angel from Texas for Warner Bros. in 1940. Three Sailors and a Girl, a musical version, was directed by Roy Del Ruth in 1953 and starred Gene Nelson, Gordon MacRae and Jack E. Leonard as the sailors.