Hi, Good Lookin'!


1h 2m 1944

Film Details

Also Known As
Anyone Here Seen Kelly?, Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly?
Release Date
Mar 24, 1944
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 2m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,541ft

Synopsis

Singer King Castle and Ozzie Nelson and His Orchestra rehearse for their Federated Broadcasting Company radio show, which has been sponsored for the last three years by Angel Soap. Watching the rehearsal are advertising man Gib Dickson and newspaper columnist Bill Eaton, who has an ongoing feud with King. Meanwhile, singer Kelly Clark arrives in Hollywood from Kansas expecting sudden stardom, as she mistakenly thinks that her friend, Dyalisous "Dynamo" Carson, a tour guide, is an executive at FBC. When her bag is accidentally taken to King by Archie, King's theatrical manager, Kelly meets the radio star. Later, Dynamo gets Kelly a job as a waitress at a nearby hotel, where she once again meets King. King invites Kelly to have a drink, and she ends up singing an impromptu duet with him at a restaurant. The next day, Dynamo asks King to help Kelly get a job on the radio show of disc jockey Joe Smedley. Joe, however, refuses put to Kelly on the air unless King sings with her. King agrees, but only if he can sing anonymously, as he fears being fired from his own radio show for appearing on a rival show. "Kelly and Her Boyfriends" is soon a big hit, and Eaton, who has been plugging the show in his column, tells Peggy, Dynamo's girl friend and Kelly's roommate, that he plans to attend the next show in person. King appears at the show wearing in a fake beard and is introduced to the columnist as "John Smith." Although Eaton suspects King's ruse, he is unable to prove his true identity. Meanwhile, King's ratings on his own show are slipping, and his sponsors, Homer and Clara Hardacre, have notified Gib that they wish to replace King with "Kelly and Her Boyfriends." They offer Dynamo $2,500 a week to sign his clients, so he arranges a meeting between Kelly and the Hardacres at the Orchid Room nightclub. Kelly arrives with King, who soon learns that he is being replaced by his girl friend. Eaton then appears at their table to gloat over King's demise, which leads to a fight between the singer and the columnist. After the mêlée, King is arrested and Kelly is forced to replace him on the air that night. King arrives at the station, however, just in time to join Kelly on the program. After the show, Eaton exposes King's true identity, but agrees to drop charges against the singer for his exclusive story. King and Kelly then announce their engagement, and the Hardacres agree to sponsor a new show starring "Mr. and Mrs. King Castle."

Film Details

Also Known As
Anyone Here Seen Kelly?, Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly?
Release Date
Mar 24, 1944
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 2m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
5,541ft

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Notes

The working titles of this film were Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly? and Anyone Here Seen Kelly? According to a March 1943 Hollywood Reporter news item, Universal purchased a novel entitled Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly? from writer Edward Rutt. Hollywood Reporter then announced that a Universal film by that name was going into production on July 19, 1943 as the first film of associate producer Frank Gross, a former editor. It has not been determined if that planned film has any relationship to this film, which was also produced by Gross, but is credited as being based on an original story by Paul Gerard Smith. Hollywood Reporter news items state that Anne Gwynne was to play the female lead in the production, but she did not appear in the released film. Hollywood Reporter production charts include Samuel S. Hinds in the cast, but he was not seen in the viewed print.