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Artists and Models (1937)

Artists and Models

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Jack Benny has his first starring role in this musical. He plays the president of a fledgling advertising agency, Mac Brewster. Brewster has very few clients and so works his tail off to please his biggest client, silver magnate Alan Townsend. He presents his wealthy client with a wide variety of musical acts. Meanwhile, Paula, who is secretly a professional model, endeavors to become the Townsend Silver girl so she can become classified as a debutante and be invited to the Artists and Models Ball where she hopes to become queen. Unfortunately, snooty Cynthia, a real debutante, seems to be destined to win the prize. Musical mayhem and romance ensues when she gets involved with Mac Brewster. The musical numbers are top drawer as are the songs, which include the Oscar nominated "Whispers in the Dark."more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Walter de Leon, Francis Martin, Francis Martin
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Paramount Pictures

Cast

Ida Lupino
as Paula Sewell / Paula...
Richard Arlen
as Alan Townsend
Jack Benny
as Mac Brewster
Gail Patrick
as Cynthia Wentworth
Ben Blue
as Jupiter Pluvius
Judy Canova
as Toots/Specialty
Donald Meek
as Dr. Zimmer
Hedda Hopper
as Mrs. Townsend
Yacht Club Boys
as Themselves
Madeline Grey
as Marjorie
Alan Birmingham
as Craig Sheldon
Jerry Bergen
as Bartender
Mary Shepard
as Water Waltzer
Gloria Wheeden
as Water Waltzer
Virginia Brissac
as Seamstress
Jack Trevor Story
as Cycling Star
Harvey Poirier
as Sharpshooter
Jane Weir
as Miss Gordon
Howard Hickman
as Mr. Currie
Pat Moran
as Tumbler
Martha Raye
as Herself
Peter Arne
as Artist
Connee Boswell
as Specialties
Peter Arno
as Artist
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All Critics (3)

Raoul Walsh's comedy with music offers a good vehicle for star Jack Benny and Oscar-nominated tune, Whispers in the Dark.

Full Review… | March 22, 2012
EmanuelLevy.Com

Delightful musical, with a torrent of invention and style.

Full Review… | July 17, 2009
Classic Film and Television

Jack Benny excels in his first starring effort in films, showing off his flawless comic timing.

Full Review… | February 18, 2009
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