Hullabaloo (1940) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Edwin L. Marin and produced by Louis K. Sidney.
Musical Monday: Hullabaloo (1940)on Nov 17, 2014 From Comet Over Hollywood
It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: ?Hullabaloo? ?Musical #497 ... Read full article
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Frank Morgan supposedly does voice imitations of Al Jolson, Ted Lewis, Wallace Beery, Robert Taylor, Mickey Rooney and Hedy Lamarr. However, Rooney's and Lamarr's voices were dubbed by other actors, and Taylor's voice was so perfect it was probably from the soundtrack of one of his films or the actor himself. Morgan also impersonates Clark Gable, Claudette Colbert and Spencer Tracy in a scene from Boom Town which opened 3 months earlier. Again, the voices were so perfect they undoubtedly came from the soundtrack of that movie.
The radio broadcast of "The Battle of the Planets" which caused such a panic in this movie was clearly based on Orson Welles' broadcast of "The War of the Worlds" on 30 October 1938, which did cause a national panic.
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