Hellzapoppin' (1941)

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Olsen and Johnson, a pair of stage comedians, try to turn their play into a movie and bring together a young couple in love, while breaking the fourth wall every step of the way.


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  • Hugh Herbert, Mischa Auer, Chic Johnson, Ole Olsen, and Martha Raye in Hellzapoppin' (1941)
  • Chic Johnson, Ole Olsen, and Martha Raye in Hellzapoppin' (1941)
  • Mischa Auer, Chic Johnson, and Ole Olsen in Hellzapoppin' (1941)
  • Chic Johnson, Ole Olsen, and Martha Raye in Hellzapoppin' (1941)

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26 November 1998 | Rik-12
BEST dance scenes and wildest cinematic tricks for its time
This chaotic, self-reflexive romp about the translation of a stage play into a film production and finally into a film screening is packed with fun: Olson and Johnson crack one-liners, Martha Raye belts out some terrific songs, and Mischa Auer offers his most elegant clowning. The dance sequence, by the incredible Harlem Congeroo dancers, is unbeatable: energetic, explosive, and exhausting. The routine romance between Robert Paige (as a would be writer/director) and Jane Frazee (a wealthy amateur actor) provides some welcome quiet in the midst of the almost ceaseless camera tricks and sight gags.

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