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Sitting Pretty(1933)

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This film appears in pre-production news items in Hollywood Reporter as We're Sitting Pretty. Its working title was Broadway Bad. Although the onscreen credits state that the film was "suggested by Nina Wilcox Putnam," contemporary Paramount studio records credit Putnam and Harry Stoddard with original story. A Hollywood Reporter news item states that the film was adapted from an unspecified French comedy which Harry Joe Brown purchased in Paris. Hollywood Reporter announced on August 3, 1933 that Mike Simmons would be writing the screenplay with Jack MacGowan and S. J. Perelman; however, Lou Breslow is credited on the screen. Ginger Rogers and eighty chorus girls performed an extensive fan dance in a hall of mirrors in the film. Variety called the song "Lazy Louisiana Liza" a "polite rewrite" of Mack Gordon and Harry Revel's "Lazy Louzy Liza." A news item in Hollywood Reporter on June 14, 1933 credits actor Jack Haley with writing music and songs in collaboration with Gordon, however, Haley does not receive music credit on the screen. A Hollywood Reporter news item on August 19, 1933 includes Sally O'Neil in the cast, although she is not in the screen credits or in reviews.