Hal Walker

  • Hal Walker – Road to Bali (1952)

    1951-1960ComedyHal WalkerMusicalUSA

    Having to leave Melbourne in a hurry to avoid various marriage proposals, two song-and-dance men sign on for work as divers. This takes them to an idyllic island on the way to Bali where they vie with each other for the favours of Princess Lala. The hazardous dive produces a chest of priceless jewels which arouses the less romantic interest of some shady locals.Read More »

  • Hal Walker – Duffy’s Tavern (1945)

    1941-1950ComedyHal WalkerMusicalUSA

    From original nfo:
    “Duffy’s Tavern” was a hugely popular radio show of the 1940s and
    early 1950s. When Ed Gardner decided to launch the program, he could
    find no one that could speak New York bartender as well as he. So, he
    cast himself in the lead as Archie the bartender. Each episode began
    with Archie answering the telephone and saying, “Hello – Duffy’s
    Tavern where the elite meet to eat, Archie the manager speakin’, Duffy
    ain’t here. Oh, hellow Duffy.” As was not unusual for popular radio
    shows of the time, Paramount contracted to bring “Duffy’s Tavern” to
    film and this was the result. Archie mangles the language at every
    turn and a full complement of Paramount stars is present to join in
    the fun. The hightlights are energetic performances by Betty Hutton
    and Cass Daley, as well as the closing number with Bing Crosby and his
    family.Read More »

  • Hal Walker – At War with the Army (1950)

    1941-1950ClassicsComedyHal WalkerUSA

    Set on an Army base during World War II, Pfc. Alvin Korwin (Lewis) and 1st Sgt. Vic Puccinelli (Martin) were friends before the war and had a nightclub act. Private Korwin wants to go home to see his newly born baby and Sgt. Puccinelli wants to be transferred overseas. Confusion ensues when a pregnant old girlfriend arrives to visit Sgt. Vic PuccinelliRead More »

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