Tag Archives: Betty Hutton

Hal Walker – Duffy’s Tavern (1945)

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 »

Preston Sturges – The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944)

Plot:
One of Paramount’s funniest films of the forties is this Preston Sturges screwball classic staring Betty Hutton (The Greatest Show on Earth) and Eddie Bracken (Hail the Conquering Hero.) Hutton is Trudy Kockenlocker, a small-town gal who feels it is her patriotic duty to dance the night away with soldiers who are headed oversees. Read More »