James V. Kern


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You'll Find Out (1940) - College Of Musical Knowledge Introductory schtick after a couple of staged scenes with radio listeners, RKO contract players Jeff Corey and Eleanor Lawson are the contestants as bandleader Kay Kyser does his bit based on the NBC radio hit, in the comedy-musical-horror-hybrid vehicle You'll Find Out, 1940, with Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi and Peter Lorre.
You'll Find Out (1940) - The Spirits Are Strongly Displeased Horror cameos and lingerie, Bela Lugosi with no prologue appears in the guest room of band leader and star Kay Kyser, then Peter Lorre lurks as New York society hostess Janis (Helen Parrish) and singer Ginny Simms take turns being disrobed, in the musical-horror-comedy You’ll Find Out, 1940.
April Showers (1948) - Can't Make Empty Seats Laugh! Opening from a screenplay by Peter Milne based on a story by the vaudevillian turned radio and Broadway raconteur Joe Laurie Jr., introducing leads Jack Carson and Ann Sothern as the fictional “Two Tymes,” performing a chestnut by Percy Wenrich and Edward Madden, in Warner Bros.’ April Showers, 1948.
April Showers (1948) - Have A Cigar! Vaudeville stars since their son Buster (Robert Ellis) joined their act, the Tymes (Jack Carson, Ann Sothern) arrive for their big gig in New York and find out from Barnes (Joseph Crehan) that they’re not legal, Billy Curtis walking in with the solution, and Mel Blanc providing the nutty dubbed voice, in Warner Bros.’ April Showers, 1948.
April Showers (1948) - Small Tyme! In turn-of-the-century San Francisco, Robert “Bobby” Ellis in his first scene in a performance that won him a rare “special certificate” citation from the A.M.P.A.S, as precocious Buster “Small” Tyme, home from military school to his vaudevillian parents’ (Jack Carson, Ann Sothern) hotel, S.Z. Sakall the proprietor, in April Showers, 1948.
You'll Find Out (1940) - You Made The Society Page The bus carries Kay Kyser and the band to the high society home of Janis (Helen Parrish), girlfriend of manager Chuck (Dennis O’Keefe) and Aunt Margo (Alma Kruger), singers Sully Mason, Ginny Simms and Harry Babbitt and kook Ish Kabibble (M.A. Bogue) commenting, in the RKO comic-variety-horror spoof You’ll Find Out, 1940.
You'll Find Out (1940) - Mysterious Struggle Between Light And Shadow On a stormy evening after Kay Kyser’s gig at the pre-wedding party, singer Ginny Simms, manager/groom Chuck (Dennis O’Keefe) and his girlfriend, the hostess Janis (Helen Parrish) get a surprise from heretofore benevolent family friend judge Mainwaring (Boris Karloff) and unexpected professor Fenninger (Peter Lorre), in the horror-comedy You’ll Find Out, 1940.
Horn Blows At Midnight, The (1945) - Open, 3rd Trumpet Heavenly trappings in the opening title sequence and Jack Benny (as "Athanael") and Alexis Smith (as "Elizabeth") enduring life in a radio orchestra, from Raoul Walsh's The Horn Blows at Midnight, 1945.
Horn Blows At Midnight, The (1945) - Paradise Coffee Jack Benny (as "Athanael") dozes off during a radio performance and thus finds himself in an enormous heavenly orchestra, beginning the larger story in Raoul Walsh's The Horn Blows at Midnight, 1945.
Horn Blows At Midnight, The (1945) - Earthly Elevator Visiting with Guy Kibbee (as "The Boss") and getting counsel from Alexis Smith (as "Elizabeth"), Jack Benny (as angel "Athanael") gets his earth assignment, in Raoul Walsh's The Horn Blows at Midnight, 1945.
Two Tickets To Broadway (1951) - There's No Tomorrow We meet Eddie Bracken as failed theatrical agent Lew Conway, already defamed in earlier scenes, then his top client, Tony Martin as singer Dan Carter, with a song by Al Hoffman, Leo Corday and Leon Carr, early in RKO’s Two Tickets To Broadway, 1951, also starring Janet Leigh and Gloria DeHaven.
Two Tickets To Broadway (1951) - Manhattan (Rodgers & Hart) Singer Dan (Tony Martin) and aspiring Broadway star Nancy after an elaborate meet-cute, in the theatrical boarding house meet the company, for an extended rendering of the 1925 Rodgers & Hart standard, choreography by the later-career Busby Berkeley, in Two Tickets To Broadway, 1951.

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