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Panama Hattie (1942) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Roy Del Ruth and Norman Z. McLeod and produced by Arthur Freed.

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Musical Monday: Panama Hattie (1942)

on Nov 27, 2017 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: Panama Hattie?(1942) ? Music... Read full article

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Adapted from the Broadway musical "Panama Hattie", which opened at the 46th Street Theater in New York October 30, 1940 and ran for 501 performances. Ethel Merman played Hattie, Betty Hutton was Flo, Rags Ragland originated his movie role, Arthur Treacher played the butler, James Dunn was Bullet, and future film stars June Allyson, Lucille Bremer and Vera-Ellen were dancers.
Joe Yule, who appears uncredited as a waiter, is the father of cast member Mickey Rooney, whose real name is Joe Yule, Jr.
Although Ethel Merman was passed over for the role of Hattie in this film, she later played the role in the TV production Panama Hattie costarring Art Carney and Ray Middleton.
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