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Hellzapoppin' (1941) was a Comedy - Black-and-white Film directed by H.C. Potter and produced by Glenn Tryon and Alex Gottlieb.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - SongMusic by Gene de Paul; Lyrics by Don RayeNominated

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Chic Johnson: How much do you charge for haunting houses?
Harry Selby: How many rooms?

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Mischa Auer plays "a real Russian nobleman who is pretending to be a fake Russian nobleman." This is a satire on Michael Romanoff, owner of the popular Hollywood restaurant, Romanoff's. He claimed to be a Russian prince and nephew of Tsar Nicholas II, but it was widely known in Hollywood that his royalty claims were false. (In fact, his real name was Harry F. Gerguson, and prior to opening his restaurant, he had been a pants presser in Brooklyn.) This is why Mischa Auer tells his fellow Russian expatriate, "Better I should be known as a fake Russian prince. If everyone knew I was a real Russian prince, the novelty would wear off, and nobody would want me."
The woman who walks through the movie set shouting "Oscar!" is Catherine Johnson, Chic Johnson's wife.
Dan Rowan and Dick Martin cited this movie as the main inspiration for the style of their comedy show, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.
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