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No, No, Nanette (1940)

No, No, Nanette (1940)

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No, No, Nanette was the second film version of the popular Otto Harbach-Vincent Youmans Broadway musical. Though slightly updated, the basic plot remains the same, with heroine Nanette (Anna Neagle) entering into a financial arrangement whereby she must answer "No" to every question during a 24-hour period. It's all for the sake of her rogueish uncle (Roland Young), who's heavily in debt thanks to a gaggle of gold-digging chorines. Nanette's task is complicated by her romantic entanglements involving an artist (Richard Carlson) and a flashy theatrical producer (Victor Mature). The songs include "I Want to Be Happy", "Tea for Two" and the title number. Unlike the previous Neagle-RKO Radio-Herbert Wilcox collaboration Irene, No, No, Nanette fizzled at the box office. For many years, the film was withdrawn from circulation because of Warner Bros.' 1950 remake, the Doris Day vehicle Tea for Two.

Cast

Anna Neagle
as Nanette
Roland Young
as Mr. Smith
Helen Broderick
as Mrs. Smith
Zasu Pitts
as Pauline
Eve Arden
as Winnie
Tamara
as Sonya
Stuart Robertson
as Stillwater Jr./Stillwater Sr.
Aubrey Mather
as Remington
Mary Gordon
as Gertrude
George Nelson
as Messenger Boy
Lester Dorr
as Travel Agent
John Dilson
as Desk Clerk
Cyril Ring
as Desk Clerk
Joey Ray
as Desk Clerk
Torben Meyer
as Furtlemertle
Victor Wong
as Houseboy
Bud Geary
as Taxi Driver
Christian J. Frank
as Hansom Driver
Muriel Barr
as Show Girl
Georgiana Young
as Show Girl
Marion Graham
as Show Girl
Minerva Urecal
as Woman in Airport
Julius Tannen
as Ship Passenger
Rosella Towne
as Stewardess
Frank Puglia
as Art Critic
Maurice Cass
as Art Critic
Paul Irving
as Art Critic
Mary Currier
as Woman at Smith Home
Jean Fenwick
as Woman at Smith Home
Joan Blair
as Woman at Smith Home
Dora Clement
as Woman at Smith Home
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