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Hi Diddle Diddle [DVD] [1943]

Release Date:11/22/2016

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    Hi Diddle Diddle
    In the tradition of Hellzapoppin', Hi Diddle Diddle is an all-stops-out "screwball comedy" populated by certifiable zanies. Billie Burke plays Mrs. Prescott, the featherbrained mother of bride-to-be Janie Prescott (Martha Scott). When Mrs. P is swindled out of her life savings, Colonel Phyffe (Adolphe Menjou), the con-man father of Janie's fiancé Sonny (Dennis O'Keefe), vows to get her money back -- by any means possible. The plotline is merely an excuse for a series of wild nonsequitur visual and verbal gags, culminating in a cute reverse-cliché finale. Making her first Hollywood appearance in years, silent screen star Pola Negri is hilariously cast as Phyffe's opera-star wife Genya Smetana. Best bits: Mrs. Prescott revealing that a recurring female character is a "special friend of the director"; Leslie Quayle (June Havoc singing a duet with herself); and an outrageous scene in which the wallpaper comes to life during a eardrum-shattering family sing-along (the animation was provided by the Warner Bros. cartoon staff). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Dennis O'Keefe
      Dennis O'Keefe - Sonny Phyffe
    • Martha Scott
      Martha Scott - Janie Prescott
    • Adolphe Menjou
      Adolphe Menjou - Col. Hector Phyffe
    • Billie Burke
      Billie Burke - Mrs. Prescott
    • Pola Negri
      Pola Negri - Genya Smetana

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