Four Jacks and a Jill (1941) - Rotten Tomatoes

Four Jacks and a Jill (1941)

Four Jacks and a Jill




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This quickie RKO musical is the second retread of Street Girl (1929); the 1937 musical That Girl from Paris was the first remake. This time around, the four jacks are musicians Nifty (Ray Bolger), Happy (Eddie Foy Jr.), Nat (Jack Briggs), and Eddie (William Blees). Their singer Opal (June Havoc) quits the band because her mobster boyfriend The Noodle (Jack Durant) is pressuring her to pay more attention to him. Nifty discovers the down-on-her-luck Nine (Anne Shirley) and persuades her to masquerade as a celebrated foreign singing star. Farcical complications result -- including cab driver Steve (Desi Arnaz) posing as Balkan nobility! -- as the musicians and their new girl singer pursue fame and fortune. Songs include "You Go Your Way And I'll Go Crazy" and {"Boogie Woogie Conga"}. ~ Nicole Gagne, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts
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Written By: John Twist, Monte Brice, Derek N. Twist, W. Carey Wonderly
RKO Pictures


Jack Durant
as The Noodle
Fritz Feld
as Mr. Hoople
Norman Mayes
as Bootblack
Mary Gordon
as Landlady
Amarilla Morris
as Girl/Door Gag
Leo White
as Perfumer
Frank Martinelli
as Ditchdigger
Florence Lake
as Counter Girl
Mantan Moreland
as Attendant
Rafael Storm
as Headwaiter
Eddie Hart
as Taxi Driver
Bob Perry
as Gorilla
Nina Waynler
as Katherine
Jack Carr
as Big Guy
Patti Lacey
as Jitterbug Specialty
Jack Carr
as Big Guy
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This film is watchable but there is nothing special to it. There are a couple twists in this comedy but it's not enough to really keep you drawn to the movie.

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