Thursday, January 01, 2009

If Men Played Cards as Women Do

Hollywood has played out this theoretical scenario twice. First in the 1929 short film of the same name and in a scene in 1942's Star Spangled Rhythm. Star Spangled Rhythm is one of those films you start watching and realize, "Holy Cow, everyone's in this thing." In this case, it's the Paramount crowd.

Let me fast forward you into Rhythm to the main scene: a benefit for servicemen, made up of a number of musical scenes and skits, including If Men Played Cards as Women Do. Ray Milland, Franchot Tone, Fred MacMurray & Lynn Overman gather for a friendly card game - hilarious:

Check it out the DVD. Technically a Bob Hope & Bing Crosby vehicle, it also includes Betty Hutton, Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, Preston Sturges, CB Demille, and many, many more.


Raquel Stecher said...

Oh that's hilarious! I immediately put that film on my Netflix queue. Thanks for that.

Laura said...

Wow, what a bunch of favorites! I'm completely unfamiliar with this movie. Thanks for making me aware of it.

Happy New Year!

Jonas Nordin said...

Fantastic! I have totally missed this one.

I wonder if I can have a little man come in and do the hat band for me too.

Anonymous said...

I love Star Spangled Rhythm - really funny, fun movie, just like Hollywood Canteen.

That bit of the movie always cracks me up - it's just funny seeing them just gossip and comment about their looks and stuff, lmfao

'Well, it makes your face look thinner.' - they should've made a film like this, really - sort of like 'The WoMen - part 2'

Happy New Year, btw :D

Carrie said...

Glad this made a hit with everyone!

Jonas: Make sure you get the Fred MacMurray style 'manbag' too :0)